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How to jack Windstar up on jack stands

12-12-2005, 10:57 AM
Prob a dumb question, but how do i jack my Windstar up with a floor jack and support it with jack stands? According to the service manual, there is a hoisting contact point near each wheel. If I want to lift the entire front part of the minivan, do I lift one corner at a time? and how do I put a jack stand at the contact point since it has been taken by a floor jack?

12-12-2005, 04:41 PM
I don't know what year you are talking, but on my '96 I can lift the entire front end off of the ground from the center front. There is a sub-frame member that runs across the front of the engine compartment where I place the floor jack. Once it is lifted I can place the jack stands on either side at the jack points or at other spots on the subframe.

Hope that helps

12-12-2005, 06:16 PM
Mine is '98 3.0L and the below is the hoisting points from the service manual. When I work on my the other car (Maxima), I am able to lift the front end from the center of the sub-frame member. But I could not find the similar point on my Windstar.

Windstar Hoisting Contact Point (

12-12-2005, 06:45 PM
I added a bottom view of the front and the two circles at the bottom left and right are the hoist contact points.

Windstar Bottom View (

12-13-2005, 03:08 AM
Put a second jack underneath and raise both at once if you are unsure.

12-13-2005, 02:15 PM
In your picture titled "Windstar Bottom View", I put my floor jack on the subframe near the point labeled "10". I then put as many jack stands as I can (2 to 4) along the subframe, either the sides or front. This jacking point tends to raise only one side of the vehicle at a time though.

The suggestion to jack it up using the front subframe member is a good one too.

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