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Old 07-18-2010, 03:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lifting car with floor jack. Bests points for jack and stands?

I couldnt find anything about jacking up the car in the manual except talking about the mini jack that comes with the car. I'll be using a jack and jack stands. What are the best places to put them? Thanks
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My C280 has four jack points on the frame. They are below each of the four doors and seem to be made of hard rubber.
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Yes - but they are for wheel changing, etc. You cannot put a jackstand there!
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The WIS does not advise where to put axle stands (it is the M-B workshop document after all, where lifts are available)

However, it does advise where to lift from. Your W203 has the same chassis as my W209 CLK, so I am familiar with this image below.

If you remove the plastic covers under your car, you will see the 'block' at the centre of the front cross transverse of the front axle. I would use a block of wood to protect the surface while jacking.

At the rear, MB suggest raising the bottom of the diff. box. Again, I would protect the surface with a block of wood.

The axle stands can then fit under the axles - not the steering gear, of course.
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if your not needing to raise the rear why dont you use ramps?
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The WIS does not advise where to put axle stands (it is the M-B workshop document after all, where lifts are available)

However, it does advise where to lift from. Your W203 has the same chassis as my W209 CLK, so I am familiar with this image below.

If you remove the plastic covers under your car, you will see the 'block' at the centre of the front cross transverse of the front axle. I would use a block of wood to protect the surface while jacking.

At the rear, MB suggest raising the bottom of the diff. box. Again, I would protect the surface with a block of wood.

The axle stands can then fit under the axles - not the steering gear, of course.
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