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Hello dear jaguar forums enthusiasts, nice to see you again. Please help me if you can.
Please tell me if there is a way to raise the car to change the tires with a hydraulic/trolley jack. I need to change the winter tires with the all season tires and I think if there is a way other than to go through the "points" with the little jack in the trunk. I read that the chassis of this type of car is easy to be damaged if you put your jack where you shouldn't/other types of cars (such as my '72 Trans Am can). Eventually showing me a picture/diagram. Thank you so much.
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Use the marked "arrow" points on the frame for the correct jacking points. The "type" of jack is irrelevant.
 
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I have a small 3 ton hydraulic jack and last week I used it to change to my summer wheels.

Worked fine for the rear wheels but sadly it wouldn't raise the car high enough on the front to be able to take the wheels off so I had to use the one I got with the car which kind of sucks. Don't know if it's stock or from the previous owner.

Hydraulic jack is fine just make sure it raises the car high enough. And like Dell said, either way whenever you're jacking up a car make sure you're doing it on a strong part on the underneath of the car, usually marked by an arrow. Guessing it's also marked in the owners manual.

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Thank you, Dell Gailey
 
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Thank you JaguArvid
 
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I bought one of these on Ebay,







Cost was about $5 and does a good job of protecting the factory jack point flange.
 
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Oh, that's a dandy. When using the air base lift, I worry about messing the "splines" up.
 
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Yup just buy the slotted puck for a few bucks on amazon or ebay, and you can also buy similar slotted jack stand adapters. They both make it really easy for cars with a pinch welds at the jacking points.

Your '72 TA would have confused more than a few people back in the day too since it's a unibody - if you're pulling the rear axle or or working on the rear suspension it's not at all obvious where to lift the rear from other than the axle. Great car in my opinion, one of the few performance highlights from the '70s and great handling too!
 
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If I need to remove 2 wheels on one side, I use 2x4 board about 2-3' long and place hydraulic jack under rocker panel rib in the middle of front door. This is a wrong way of doing it, but I did it many times on many cars, never had a problem. Another way is to jack car (using 2x4) under square "pipe" on the bottom. This is where I put jack stands, when I repair engines.
Some cars have jack points in rear differential area and under radiator support to jack 2 rear or front wheels. Check owners manual for them, don't know about X.
 
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Originally Posted by car5car View Post
If I need to remove 2 wheels on one side, I use 2x4 board about 2-3' long and place hydraulic jack under rocker panel rib in the middle of front door. This is a wrong way of doing it, but I did it many times on many cars, never had a problem. Another way is to jack car (using 2x4) under square "pipe" on the bottom. This is where I put jack stands, when I repair engines.
Some cars have jack points in rear differential area and under radiator support to jack 2 rear or front wheels. Check owners manual for them, don't know about X.
Dude! If you don't know about the X why would you even comment?

"(using 2x4) under square "pipe" on the bottom. This is where I put jack stands". Are you speaking of the anti-sway bar?

"Some cars have jack points in rear differential area and under radiator support to jack 2 rear or front wheels."

Other than air-cooled VW's and Porsche's; I have never seen a vehicles owners or factory service manual suggesting to use the radiator core support as a jacking point.

Dude! If you don't know about the X why would you even comment?
 
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Originally Posted by BlownKitty View Post

"(using 2x4) under square "pipe" on the bottom. This is where I put jack stands". Are you speaking of the anti-sway bar?
longerons.
Sway bars are not pipes and not square
 
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I jack on the bit sub frame bolt on the rear of the front sub frame with a block of wood to spread the load, raises the whole side of the car and gets front and rear wheels clear of the ground. put axle stands under sub frame at the front and the solid flat area just in front of the rear swinging arm pivot at the rear again with a block of wood. lower the jack so its resting on axle stands.
 
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Originally Posted by marcela View Post
..... Please tell me if there is a way to raise the car to change the tires with a hydraulic/trolley jack. ..... showing me a picture/diagram.
Here are the trolley jack lift points for the X-Type from JTIS (Jaguar Technical Information System) Workshop Manual:




From the same source, the support points:



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