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Old 12-18-2019, 05:51 PM   #1
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Got a 14 2.0 cvt hatchback. Where is the front jackpoint on this car. Do i need to take front engine splash guard off? I see posts here about different much older models and some wrx's. Can i just take splash guard off as i plan on changing the cvt fluid.
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:10 PM   #2
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I think itís the same as the 12.

You need a low profile jack there is a black metal spot with 2 humps on itdead center about 2 feetin from the front of the car. You donít need to remove the splash guards.

I would caution against changing the fluid as the process isnít the easiest and chances of getting contaminants in there arenít zero.
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Old 12-18-2019, 09:11 PM   #3
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Someone told me that a while ago and when I put a floor jack there all it did was crush and bend the metal... I just use the pinch welds and put the jack stands next to it. The entire length of the pinch weld is strong enough to hold up the car.
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:28 AM   #4
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Someone told me that a while ago and when I put a floor jack there all it did was crush and bend the metal... I just use the pinch welds and put the jack stands next to it. The entire length of the pinch weld is strong enough to hold up the car.
These Subaru's are weird. Was scared of doing that myself. Is there a known 2012 impreza photo or video of jacking this up with a splash guard.
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:39 AM   #5
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Hmm I use that metal pan every time and never had any issues next time I do it Iíll try and get a video.
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:42 AM   #6
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Hmm I use that metal pan every time and never had any issues next time I do it Iíll try and get a video.


Rear can be lifted from the rear diff. Itís the factory recommended spot if lifting both sides
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Old 12-20-2019, 07:55 AM   #7
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Itís the front diff support beam I believe
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Old 12-20-2019, 08:36 AM   #8
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Itís the front diff support beam I believe
I got it. The illustration didn't make much sense until i jacked up a side and looked under car. I come from the honda world so seeing these places as jackpoints were a bit odd to me. Hondas jackpoints are all subframe or frame points. Never thought someone would use a rear diff as a jackpoint but evidently subaru does.
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Old 12-20-2019, 08:40 PM   #9
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Itís really nice cause you can do both tires at once and not have to jack up each individual wheel. Also the pink welds tend to get narfed up and shred my wood blocks on my jack.
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Old 12-21-2019, 03:37 PM   #10
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I just use a piece of scrap lumber laying around to give an extra inch of lift on my cheapo harbor freight jack, distributes the weight better to protect the car and like I said gives an extra inch or inch and a half of lift.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:56 PM   #11
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I use a hockey puck on my floor jack, works well and adds a little more life and doesnít mar the jack
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