Prime with no jack?

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  1. Nate_F

    Nate_F Junior Member

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    I purchased a Prime Premium about a month ago. I just decided to look around in the back of the car and I see tire and jack accessories but no actual jack.


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    It looks like the jack's part number should be 09111-47050. Can someone confirm they had a jack come with their vehicle?
     
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    under the rear seat? small compartment. drivers side
     
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    There's a secret hiding place under the rear seat on the driver's side.
     
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    Wow. I would have never found that. I'm too tall to even see it. Probably in the manual but I assumed that big open space in the back nearest the hatch is where it should have been.
     
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    yes, o/m.
     
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    With my bad back, any jacking could lay me low, easily. Fortunately, at a garage sale, i found a lighter weight, but fairly heavy duty ELECTRIC car jack that I love. It helped me to switch 8 total wheel/tires from one car to another & vice-versa, by only needing one manual jack, & that only to hold the frame up. All jacking up & down was by use of the electric jack. I did a lot of wheel unbolting & bolting & was sure my back was getting ready to quit, but the electric jack really saved me. Oh, yeah.The garage sale electric jack cost $10.
     
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    get a bigger breaker bar :)
     
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    forget the breaker bar, get a portable impact wrench (medium torque should do it). it'll take those lugs off in seconds with very little effort, and as a bonus you can use them to take off everything else as well (caliper bolts, as well for very quick pad changes). I used to carry a large breaker bar as well until I got one and now I just carry an impact wrench in my car with set of flip-sockets. And bonus you can get one cheap with all the sales going on right now.
     
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    The Toyota scissor jack style is has a poor design linkage at the torsion bar connection. It's a single-eye casting, like this:

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    The torsion bar hooks into that eye; then you crank it. Being single-eye, it tends to jump around a lot, with every revolution. You can get where you want to go, but you curse it with every turn. It also seems like very soft metal, it starts spalling off right away.

    Honda by comparison uses a U-shaped bent plate, with double-eye, and that simple change keeps the torsion bar hook much more stable as you turn it:

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    Had a lug nut welded to jack and tossed the ‘crank’ wire.

    Bob Wilson
     
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