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Hi, does anybody know what the best scissor jack is to get for the Ecosport. Not looked but has the eco jacking points. Some scissor jacks have a groove on the top.
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From old thread.....
"where the plastic trim is cut away to allow the cup of the jack to sit."
That is the answer, you do not lift the car on the plastic trim. There are arrows marked for jacking points

Important Note, if you do have the one legged jack (real bad design) throw it away, and go buy a 1.5 or 2 ton scissor jack (a decent strong well built one £16 to £25) from a cars spares shop. Ecosport is just under 1.5 tons.

Reason, the one legged jack design on most cars has a crap plastic pivot joint and can buckle off to one side if car slips, resulting in jack failure and collapse. Been there and done that, on another make of SUV. Its a nasty experience.

I now carry 2 ton scissors jack, (prefer the safety of a strong 2 ton capacity) and also carry two triangular wedges to prevent slippage. (Costs a fiver, metal or plastic type, wedge under diagonally opposite wheels, that are not being jacked).

I now carry the scissor jack, along with brace, and two metal wedges. I keep them in a bag, suitably strapped in the boot.

If working underneath the car, use scissors jack, and always use extra support for safety, either tripod metal support jacks, or large wood blocks, or use a workshop hydraulic arm jack as well as. The more the better. Safety is paramount.
 

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My chocks (foldable), you can get metal, non-foldable wood or hard plastic type, should be around a fiver for a pair. Worth getting.

 

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Hi Colin. Yes I will get a scissor jack, will look on net. Also am I right, that the eco wheelnuts are 19mm for the right wheel brace.
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