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This is a discussion on Jacking up 2005 WRX to change oil. within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I currently have a jack and 2 jack stands. I was going to buy some ramps for simplicity but my ...

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    Jacking up 2005 WRX to change oil.

    I currently have a jack and 2 jack stands. I was going to buy some ramps for simplicity but my vehicle is lowered somewhat and the front scapes the ramps. The issue at hand is I do not have a service manual for my vehicle and with searching I cant find pictures of the jack points for the 2005 WRX. any help or vid would be cool, thanks.

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    Behind the front tires you will see a metal ridge, the side skirt opens up and the ridge gets a little taller (about 1/2") that is a spot welded part of the unibody and is very strong (ment to lift the car with) under the front bumper you will see black steel tabs hanging down on each side. Those are tow hooks. Use your floor jack to jack the car up there, place stands under lift point I talked about earlier.


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    Any pictures of any of this? This will be my first time doing this and I'd rather not screw up.

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    Ill take some pics of my 11, it will be slightly different but youll get the idea I guess...


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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    Ill take some pics of my 11, it will be slightly different but youll get the idea I guess...
    awesome

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    Here it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    Here it is

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    Awesome. so i put the jack stand between those "notches"

    also what exactly am I lookin at in the second photo?

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    The second pic is a tow hook, jack the front of the car up with that. That tow hook on your car is going to be a black steel plate with a hole in it.. But it looks similar to the pic of mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    The second pic is a tow hook, jack the front of the car up with that. That tow hook on your car is going to be a black steel plate with a hole in it.. But it looks similar to the pic of mine.
    So do i center the jack on that hook? or do I center it on the black steel place to the left of it?

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    I hate to sound like a ass but if you can't jack your car up I dont think you should be changing your oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcurtis View Post
    I hate to sound like a ass but if you can't jack your car up I dont think you should be changing your oil.
    I had ramps back at home, but I dont have the manual for my 05. Completely aware on changing oil and filters

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    I don't bother with jacks or ramps. I just park it on a level surface and reach under. Might be harder since you're lowered, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    I don't bother with jacks or ramps. I just park it on a level surface and reach under. Might be harder since you're lowered, I suppose.

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    Yeah thats not happening with my currently vehicle height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otakutrevan View Post
    I had ramps back at home, but I dont have the manual for my 05. Completely aware on changing oil and filters
    All I'm saying is if you need a manual to jack up your car then wouldn't you need a manual to change your oil? All cars jack points look the same, and you didn't know what a tow hook is so I was just wondering how many cars have you been under?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcurtis View Post
    All I'm saying is if you need a manual to jack up your car then wouldn't you need a manual to change your oil? All cars jack points look the same, and you didn't know what a tow hook is so I was just wondering how many cars have you been under?

    I need to know about tow hooks to unscrew a bolt, remove a filter, and put a new filter on? I know how to change my freaking oil son.

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