How to Lift the Front End of a Dodge Ram 1500by Zyon Silket
If you own a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, you'll probably need to lift the front end from time to time. A lot of people place the jack under the A-Arms, but this puts pressure on the bushings and can cause a bolt to break. Others place the jack under the engine block. This can cause an extreme amount of pressure on the engine and could cause the block to crash. One safe way to raise the front end on your Dodge Ram 1500 is to do so is behind the front wheel on the driver's side.
Place a jack under the frame just behind the driver's side front wheel. Center the bottle jack supplied with the Dodge Ram under the frame.
Jack the driver's side off the ground until you can place a jack stand under the frame just behind the bottle jack. Make sure the front tire is off the ground and you have adequate room to work under the truck.
Lower the Dodge Ram onto the jack stand. Double-check to make sure the driver's side tire is off the ground.
Repeat the process on the passenger side of the Dodge Ram.
- "Dodge Ram Pick-ups, Dakota, Durango Repair Manual 1997-2001 by Chilton;" Joe Pellicciotti; 2007
Things You'll Need
- Bottle jack
- Two jack stands
Since 2006 Zyon Silket has been writing for companies such as SEOWhat, L&C Freelancing and T-Mobile Wireless. He has extensive experience working in supervisory roles within the wireless and Internet technologies fields. Silket is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in business management and network technologies at Lehigh Carbon Community College.