Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Jacking and Lifting - Jacking

GENERAL

WARNING:

The following instructions must be adhered to before raising the vehicle off the ground:

  • Position vehicle on a solid, level surface.
  • Apply the parking brake.
  • Select 'P' - PARK on automatic transmission selector.
  • Select 'N' - Neutral on manual transmission.

WARNING:

If the drive shaft(s) are to be disconnected, it will be necessary to raise all four wheels off the ground in order that the shaft(s) can be rotated. DO NOT use the customer jack and ensure that the vehicle is adequately supported on axle stands. With the vehicle raised, it will be necessary to release the park brake and select Neutral - 'N' in the main transmission to enable the drive shaft(s) to be rotated.

CAUTIONS:

  • To avoid damage to the underbody components of the vehicle, the following instructions must be adhered to:
  • Do not position jacks or axle stands under the following components:
  • Body structure other than any approved jacking or lifting points
  • Rear subframe
  • Bumpers
  • Fuel lines
  • Fuel tank
  • Brake lines
  • Front or rear suspension arms
  • Steering linkage
  • Rear differential unit
  • Transmission
  • Engine oil pan - See note below

NOTE:

For certain repair operations, it may be necessary to support the engine under the oil pan. In this case, a block of hardwood or a rubber pad must be positioned on the jack lifting pad to protect the oil pan.

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