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So today I decided to check the rear brakes as one of the calipers seems to be binding. Put the jack under the car and started lifting, then only a couple of cms up the car went back down.

Took the jack off and checked underneath: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AkpCntm7XIBuhOJOy6tI3WslFy97fw

Luckily the wheel was still on, and even more luckily I wasn't under the car. So remember folks: always use stands, even if the rust seems insignificant.

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Well I cant see your picture but I doubt you positioned the jack in the correct spot and if it does look dodgy place it somewhere on the main chassis.

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It's the place the manual says to use, with a visibly reinforced (i.e. thicker) weld. And I used the jack that comes with the car.

It cracked because of rust, plain and simple, otherwise it would have bent.

 

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On 3/10/2019 at 5:28 PM, Lucazade said:

Took the jack off and checked underneath: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AkpCntm7XIBuhOJOy6tI3WslFy97fw

Just a note on that link Luca.

First, if you click on the 'chain-link' icon on the toolbar, you can enter it there and it becomes an active, clickable link like this https://1drv.ms/f/s!AkpCntm7XIBuhOJOy6tI3WslFy97fw rather than someone having to copy and paste it into a browser. It's not a big thing, I know, but just thought I'd mention it.

However, what is a big thing is that because your picture is in OneDrive, we need to sign up for a Microsoft account to view it. You may be better putting pictures up on a public site like Photobucket, Flikr or Imgur; or preferably just upload them directly into your post here on the forum.

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1 hour ago, Hazzo said:

Well according to this online haynes the jack point is forward and inside of the sills like this:

https://reader.haynes.com/en-gb/cars/lexus/is/1999-2005/jacking-vehicle-support/

That's a generic pic, as per description: " Using the jacking locations as specified in your car's handbook [...]"

There's no Haynes manual for the IS200, AFAIK but happy to be corrected as I searched for a while. However there's this Lexus document which is a bit clearer.

008 lift and support locations.pdf

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48 minutes ago, Herbie said:

Just a note on that link Luca.

First, if you click on the 'chain-link' icon on the toolbar, you can enter it there and it becomes an active, clickable link like this https://1drv.ms/f/s!AkpCntm7XIBuhOJOy6tI3WslFy97fw rather than someone having to copy and paste it into a browser. It's not a big thing, I know, but just thought I'd mention it.

However, what is a big thing is that because your picture is in OneDrive, we need to sign up for a Microsoft account to view it. You may be better putting pictures up on a public site like Photobucket, Flikr or Imgur; or preferably just upload them directly into your post here on the forum.

Herbie, many thanks for pointing it out: I completely missed the link button and assumed it would become an active link automatically - my fault.

However I'm a bit surprised that you'd need to sign up, as I made the link public. I'll double check next time I do it.

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It was something I found online, I did have access to a full workshop manual online but lo n behold today my access is denied.

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