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In the front, look deep towards the center of the car and you will see 2 frame rails near the center. You can jack it from there close to the front of that frame rail.
For the back, their may be an area near the center of the rear control arms that you can lift it in the back
Would you recommend I pad the jack cup also?
For the suspension pieces, grease them yourself. Use a grease gun and use either a cartridge of front end grease, Red and Tacky is a good one, but any that say good for front ends will be ok. I would pad it, it helps keep the car untouched.
I can see the rails. They look rectangular in shape. I have a good grease gun with grease in it that I use on my riding lawnmowers. I'll have to see what type of grease it is.
That will work fine. Use that grease, and yes those are the rails
I thought I might be making a mistake to use those rails. Wasn't sure if it would foul up the unibody construction.
Those are very solid lifting points, as long as you stay towards the forward portion of the rail
I took it out for a test drive today. I still have a subtle pop when I turn the steering wheel ever so slightly. Actually, more like a subtle thump. I hear it when I'm standing still. I'm thinking I didn't get quite enough torque on the outer tie rod. Seems like more the culprit than the upper control arm or ball joint.
After you get the grease into it see where you stand. Also go over everything and tweak them to snug them a little tighter.
I think I used the lower end of the Haynes torque recommendations too. It gave me a lot of latitude in the high and low range.
Yes, slide up to that higher spec. That will put you in good shape
OK, can I get back to you in a few days in case I still have a question. I took Friday off to play with this.
Absolutely, let me know how things work out.
You are welcome