Maintenance and service

Raise the car

Updated 1/21/2020

Raise the car

When raising the car, it is important that the jack is fitted in the intended points on the car's underbody.

P6-1746-XC40-Lifting vehicle

The triangles in the plastic cover indicate the locations of the lifting points (marked in red).

Note

Volvo recommends only using the jack that belongs to the car model in question. If a jack is selected other than the one recommended by Volvo, follow the instructions supplied with the equipment.

The normal car jack is only designed for occasional, short-term use, such as when changing a wheel after a puncture. If the car is to be jacked up more often, or for a longer time than is required just to change a wheel, use of a garage jack is recommended. In this instance, follow the instructions for use that come with the equipment.

Warning

  • Apply the parking brake and set the gear selector in Park position (P).
  • Chock the wheels standing on the ground using solid wood blocks or large stones.
  • Check that the jack is not damaged, that the threads are thoroughly lubricated and that it is free from dirt.
  • Check that the jack is resting on a firm, level surface that is not slippery and is not slanted.
  • The jack must be correctly attached in the jack's bracket.
  • Never position anything between the ground and the jack, nor between the jack and the car's jacking point.
  • Passengers must leave the car when it is raised on the jack.
  • If a wheel must be changed in a trafficked environment, passengers must stand in a safe place.
  • Use a jack designed for the car when changing tyres. Use supports to secure the car for all other work.
  • Never crawl under the car or reach under with a part of your body when it is raised on a jack.

Warning

If the car is raised using a workshop jack, this must be placed beneath one of the four jacking points. Take care to position the workshop jack so that the car cannot slip off. Make sure that the jack plate is fitted with a rubber guard so that the car remains stable and is not damaged. Always use axle stands or similar.

When not in use, the jack* should be stored in its stowage space under the cargo area floor.

Read through all instructions before beginning. Take out the tools needed before jacking up the car.

Set up the warning triangle and activate the hazard warning lights if, for example, a tyre is being changed in a trafficked location.

Apply the parking brake and engage gear position P, or engage first gear if the car has a manual gearbox.

Chock in front of and behind the wheels that remain on the ground. Use, for example, heavy wooden blocks or large stones.

Position the jack or the lift arms at the designated spots of the car's undercarriage. The triangle markings in the plastic cover indicate the locations of the jacking/lifting points. There are two jacking points on each side of the car. There is a recess for the jack at each point.

P6-1846-XC40-Jack lifting point in flange

Position the jack on level, firm and non-slippery ground under the jacking point that will be used.

Crank up until it is correctly aligned and so that it makes contact with the car's jacking point. Check that the head of the jack (or lifting arms at a workshop) is correctly positioned in the jacking point so that the bump in the centre of the head fits into the jacking point hole, and check that the base of the jack is positioned vertically below the jacking point.

Turn the jack so that the crank is as far away from the side of the car as possible, at which point the jack's arms are perpendicular to the direction of the car.

Raise the car high enough to perform the intended measure.


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