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Tire changing & Jack positioning guide from the non-hybrid Fusion Owner's Manual

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#1 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:27 AM

The FFH Owner's Manual does not provide a wheel changing guide because the FFH is equipped with a Tire Mobility Kit instead of a mini-spare tire and jack/lug wrench.

The standard non-hybrid Fusion OM has tire changing guidelines and lug nut torque spec's, they are copied here. 

 

The following illustrations are directly from the non-hybrid Ford Fusion Owner's manual, pages 290, 291, 292.

The wheel lug nut torque specifications are included in both Owner's Manuals and are exactly the same, page 296 in the FFH OM and page 292 in the FF OM.

For further clarification, download the entire non-hybrid 2013 Ford Fusion Owner's Manual here.

http://www.fordservi...s/13fsnom3e.pdf

 

Note: Some wording will not apply to your car or situation.

 

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Randy1

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

Can't find any arrows on my 2013 for jacking points.. any suggestions?



#3 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:48 AM

Lay on your back and look up behind the front wheel well, the stamped triangle (arrow) is on the painted surface of the underbody sills.

There is another just in front of the rear wheel well on the same rolled underbody sill.

The triangle (arrow) is pointed at a weld ridge where the Jack's 'V' notch fits over that welded seam to make the Jack/car interface rigid and secure, no slipping.

 

Note: The Jack is never placed on the actual triangle (arrow), it is meant to be placed farther under the car, on the frame - where it is stronger.

The 'arrow' is just for locating that frame area designated for the Jack's use, front or rear.

Use at your own risk.

 

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Stamped triangle (arrow) pointing to welded seam located further under the car.  The Jack is placed on the frame where the 'arrow' is pointing:

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Jack in place with Jack's 'V' lift pad in place, nice and secure:

 

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#4 OFFLINE   dalesky

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:18 AM

Thanks for posting this info and pics- really helpful.

 

Off topic, at least for the Fusion, but here's what happened with my Mustang tires recently:

A little over 2 years ago I bought 4 tires from Costco for the Mustang.  Michelin Super High Performance All Season, with a 45,000 mile warranty. Very sticky tires that I loved on the car. Much better grip than the OEM tires.  About a week ago I noticed a cut on one of the rear tires, high up on the sidewall. I checked with the tire shop in Murrells Inlet, and they said it wasn’t repairable. I had about 7000 miles on the tires.

The tire store said the tires weren’t manufactured any more, and I would need to replace both rear tires. The reason was because they were directional, and now discontinued. Both tires had to match.

I called Costco and found they had 4 of the tires that Michelin was now making as the 3rd gen of this type of tire. They mounted and balanced two of them, and said since the tire hazard warranty covered the damaged tire, and the tires were no longer being made, the warranty would also cover the 2nd tire! Total cost with tax was $11.22.    Two brand new, latest gen  tires for that price?  I am now a firm believer in buying my tires from Costco.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:55 AM

I'm a big Costco fan, but my tire experience was not quite as satisfying as yours.  I live in Canada, but bought a set of tires from Costco in the US because the pricing was dramatically lower (this was about 6 years ago, the pricing is much closer now).  When I had a simple screw in one of them, I took it back to Costco in Canada.  They refused to patch it, citing that it was a Z rated tire, claiming that was "Michelin's policy".  I checked, and couldn't find anything from Michelin that stated such, including personal conversations with one of their tire engineers.  Nevertheless, I agreed to have them order a replacement which would be pro-rated based on 20% of tread life used.  When I went to pick up the vehicle, I was shocked to find that the pro-rated price was to be based on the current Canadian price of the tire (not the price I had paid), plus the tax on the full price of the tire.  I ended up paying $90 to replace a tire that was only 20% worn for which I had paid only $115 new.  Had I just taken it to Discount Tire in the US, they would have patched in up for free.

 

I'm still bitter about that one, but I'm still likely to hit up Costco next time for tires as their prices and service are still very good.



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 12:34 PM

Because my 2013 hybrid fusion does not come with a jack (or spare tire), I have to use a hydraulic jack to change my summer wheels/tires for winter ones and that jack surface will not sit under the jack points near the wheels. Where else can I position the jack to raise each side to change the wheels?



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 04:10 PM

Because my 2013 hybrid fusion does not come with a jack (or spare tire), I have to use a hydraulic jack to change my summer wheels/tires for winter ones and that jack surface will not sit under the jack points near the wheels. Where else can I position the jack to raise each side to change the wheels?

 

Unless you can access a body lifting jack as used by tire shops, the only way is to lift the car by it's jack points. I bought a used jack from eBay very cheaply.  Many Ford jacks are interchangeable. I also bought a doughnut tire and a wheel from eBay.

 

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#8 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 04:11 PM

I have been placing my jack under the frame part indicated by the arrows.

I'm pretty sure it's the same spot they us at the shop when lifting the car. Not sure why there is a small strip of metal lower then the rest at this location. Mine were already bend and flatten by previous lifting so I don't think there is an issue.
There is probably an "adapter piece" that should be used for hydraulic jacks.
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Posted 16 November 2015 - 05:46 PM

The proper jack has a U shaped lifting point that avoids bending the weld seam.



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 07:01 PM

The proper jack has a U shaped lifting point that avoids bending the weld seam.


Correct and I assume that the idiots @ PepBoys didn't care and lifted my FFH straight up without any adapter.
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 02:19 PM

I'd like to find a place to lift the entire front and rear tires off the ground, so I could support the frame with jack stands and rotate the tires.







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