Maybe '09 Hyundai Elantra
I need to raise car at pinch weld. Read/seen a lot about this, never done it. Haynes/Hyundai manuals say to look for the tabs/indents on the rocker. Having matched the scissor jack to various indents/tabs/undersurface depressions it is unclear if:
- force is applied directly at the vertical edge of the weld OR it goes along for the ride, untouched
- parts of the undersurface carry all force
- some combination of the above
- how jack is supposed to align
For instance, should the scissor jack nestle into a cavity? This scissor mating surface has a slot for the weld and two unequal surfaces on either side of the slot. Best I can tell, there’s a flat spot under and inside where the weld will ride in the scissor, the inner car surface gets pushed up on the one side of the scissor, and the outer scissor doesn’t touch anything.
I plan to make a cushion out of a hockey puck and use it in the cup of a 2-1/4 ton jack. I have pics but they are not clear enough. I know I might find a cushion commercially if I look hard enough.