How to Jack Up an Entire Honda Odyssey to Rotate the Tires

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski
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The Honda Odyssey is one of the best selling minivans on the market, praised for its reliability, longevity and economy. Stretch your dollar even further with your Odyssey by learning to lift the entire vehicle to perform your own routine maintenance, such as oil changes and tire rotations.

Step 1

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Make sure the Odyssey is parked on level ground and engage the parking brake for safety. Jack up the front up the vehicle. Look under the front end for the "V" shaped cross member in front of the oil pan. This will be your jacking point for the front.

Step 2

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Use the floor jack to lift the front of the Odyssey by the crossmember. Lift the vehicle until the bottom of the front tires are 2 to 3 inches off the ground.

Step 3

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Place a jack stand on each side of the front, underneath the side jacking points. The side jacking points are 6 to 8 inches behind the front wheels; they will be market by a double-indentation along the bottom of the vehicle.

Step 4

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Twist the handle of the hydraulic jack slowly to bring the vehicle down upon the jack stands. Move the hydraulic jack to the rear of the vehicle and start the procedure over. The rear cross member is close to the vehicle's exhaust system, in the center. The side jacking points are 6 to 8 inches in front of the rear wheels.

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