coldstorage5
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Delivery Date: 08 May 2017

Car Jack , Is there one

Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:11 am

Hello, After getting 4500 miles, I decided to rotate my tire. I look for a Car jack, and looked in the manual. Is it true that there is no car Jack?

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RegGuheert
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Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:12 am
Delivery Date: 16 Mar 2012
Leaf Number: 5926
Location: Northern VA

Re: Car Jack , Is there one

Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:36 am

Yes, there is no jack. I bought a used one from a wrecked Altima on eBay.
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K mi. on 041413; 20K mi. (55.7Ah) on 080714; 30K mi. (52.0Ah) on 123015; 40K mi. (49.8Ah) on 020817; 50K mi. (47.2Ah) on 120717; 60K mi. (43.66Ah) on 091918.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

coldstorage5
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Delivery Date: 08 May 2017

Re: Car Jack , Is there one

Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:44 pm

I just rotated the tires on my 2017 SL, Man, it was a painnot having a factory issued wretch to loosen the lug nuts. A racket was able to do it but when puttting the lug nuts back it was difficult. Any way I did it .

2011RedLeaf
Posts: 44
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:49 pm
Delivery Date: 10 Oct 2012
Leaf Number: 3999

Re: Car Jack , Is there one

Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:24 pm

You can get a X-shaped lug wrench for between $10 and $20. Much easier to use than the L-shaped ones which come with cars. Giving the crossbar a good push will start it spinning and bring the nut almost all the way off (gives an impressive bruise if it hits your wrist or shin).
I also like putting a $30 hydraulic jack under the shock absorber rather than on the body - lift about 1 inch and you have plenty of clearance, rather than lifting the body to unload the spring and then lift the wheel an inch.

garsh
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Delivery Date: 05 Apr 2012
Location: Pittsburgh PA

Re: Car Jack , Is there one

Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:09 am

coldstorage5 wrote:I just rotated the tires on my 2017 SL, Man, it was a painnot having a factory issued wretch to loosen the lug nuts.

Strange. My 2012 came with a wrench.
I bought a scissor jack from Home Depot. The leaf does have a mount for storing the jack, and the jack I bought pretty much fit right into it.
2012 Black SV, 7 bars, 101,000 miles

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