In this article, we are going to talk about a theme that can be of use to everyone. If it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to replace your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a Ford Flex is essential. In actual fact, without the jack, you won’t have the ability to lift your car and consequently replace a wheel, or, access the components behind it such as the brake pads for example. To get this done, we will first show you the different sort of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Ford Flex, and finally, how to use the jack on your car.
What are the different types of jacks for Ford Flex?
So we begin our content with the different sort of jacks that exist. In actual fact, although generally most Ford Flex will be equipped with the same kind of jack, there are still different styles with different uses, here they are:
- The single-arm screw jack for Ford Flex : The first type of jack, the most classic and cheapest of all, is generally determined on entry-level models, or with few options. This kind of jack has only one articulated arm that is situated under the car to lift it. This kind of jack is light, easy to use, but does not allow you to lift large loads.
- The double-arm screw jack for Ford Flex : It uses exactly the same principle as the jack seen above, that is, a worm screw that will allow screwing to raise the jack, and unscrewing to lower it, nevertheless the use of a double arm will allow to have a more stable jack that can lift a higher payload.
- The hydraulic jack for Ford Flex : This form of jack is not standard equipment on cars, and is usually only provided with a premium model or bought in car centres. These jacks are heavier, generally less bulky and have the advantage of being much easier to use and able to lift a larger load. It would cost between 20 and 50 euros to buy them, here is a simple and efficient model from Oscaro.
Where is the jack on Ford Flex?
We will now begin the part that surely done you come to this article, where is the jack on a Ford Flex? It may seem very easy, but based on the car make and model the location of the jack is not the same. Take note that most Ford Flex vehicles are set up with a jack, if they are not you will have to find a puncture-proof spray or a compressor instead. If you have just bought your Ford Flex or have been loaned one, or are renting it, you may possibly not have this information. We are going to give you the different locations of the jack on your car, these locations may possibly replace based on the year and the finish of your Ford Flex:
- The most basic position for a jack is in the trunk of your Ford Flex. To reach it, just lift the carpet in the trunk and you should find it and the spare tire.
- In the rear wheel arch: Similar but less traditional position, your jack might be in your trunk, but on the side of the trunk, to reach it you just have to open the hatch in the right part of your trunk.
- Last possible location for the jack on your Ford Flex is under your car. If you still have the spare tire you will discover it under your trunk, in most cases you will have to unscrew a nut to have the ability to release it and the spare tire.
How to use the jack on a Ford Flex?
Finally, we will quickly show you how to use the jack on your Ford Flex. If it is to replace your wheel or to replace the brake pads of your Ford Flex, the process remains the same. This process may seem difficult, but you only need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:
- Before lifting your Ford Flex, remember to engage the handbrake as well as a gear to lock your wheels.
- Unscrew the wheel nuts of the wheels you want to work on before lifting the car, in any other case you risk damaging the transmission.
- Start to lift your jack (about 20 centimeters) and position it under your car at the level of the underbody, you will in most cases discover a notch to position it in the right place.
- Raise your Ford Flex, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.
If you have any further questions about the Ford Flex, do not hesitate to consult our Ford Flex category.