How to Put an E46 BMW on Jack Stands

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How to Put an E46 BMW on Jack Stands
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Putting your E46 on jack stands is a straightforward procedure that simply requires a floor jack, jack stands and about 15 to 20 minutes of your time. As you will be raising your car, a very heavy object, into the air, it is important to exercise caution when raising the car and lowering it onto the jack stands.

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Things you need

  • Floor jack or scissor jack
  • Jack stands

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  1. 1

    Locate the four jack points on the bottom of your E46. They are located under the side skirt along the side of the car and designated by notches that provide a slight indentation into the subframe of the car.

  2. 2

    Position the jack underneath each jack point and raise the car.

  3. 3

    Insert the jack stand under the car and position it so that the subframe will rest on top of it.

  4. 4

    Lower the jack until the subframe is rested on the jack stand.

  5. 5

    Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each of your E46's corners, as needed.

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