Hydraulic Jack for Prius Gen II

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by splashdavidson, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. splashdavidson

    splashdavidson Junior Member

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    Finding a jack that fits under the Prius to get to the front jackpoint can be a bit of challenge. I found this jack and it works perfect:

    Heavy Duty 3 Ton Floor Jack with Rapid Pump

    On other threads it sounded as if the 2-ton jacks were not quite strong enough. This is large enough to easily lift to front, but short enough to slide under the lower engine covers. It is also affordable. I got mine on a coupon for $69.99

    I hope this is helpful.
     
  2. Patrick Wong

    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    I agree that a 3-ton capacity floor jack is suitable. I bought my jack from Costco ~20 years ago and it continues to work great without needing any repair.
     
  3. The Critic

    The Critic Resident Critic

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    I would avoid the china freight stuff, it is a hit/miss and most are low quality. The Costco Arcan ? one is OK, my friend uses them for his auto repair business and they are relatively reliable, but it is still not a high quality jack. When you lower the car, it does not do so as smoothly and slowly as my Hein Warner.

    I have a Hein Warner jack that I bought for around $350, but if I were to purchase another one, I'd look into the American Forge & Foundary 200T model. It is low-profile, high quality and priced decently at about $300.
     
  4. 2009Prius

    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    The two ton jack I bought from Sears works fine so far.
     
  5. maestro8

    maestro8 Nouveau Member

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    Same here. I got a Craftsman kit: jack plus two jack stands, for about $50. Great deal for quality goods!
     
  6. Mike500

    Mike500 Interessen-Gemeinschaft Prius

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    I've had the Harbor Freight aluminum floor jack for 9 years. No leaks, and it has worked fine every time that I've used it.

    I've changed maybe 3 tires in bad neighborhoods at night. I'm glad that I had it.