Tire mounted as the spare tire instructions say;
the problem is this way the hook wouldn't stay
Tire mounted the way that works well for me.
The only downside is that I can't check the air pressure
in the tire without unfastening it, so that I can flip it over.
It doesn't leak, so I only check it once a year....
"My Plymouth's jack as it is located in the trunk sits in the trunk well with the opening for the lifting hook facing up. I couldn't find a specific seating area in the bottom of the trunk well, so I put a heavy cloth around the base to cushion the bottom. The wingnut and clamp hold the jack tightly against the sidewall of the trunk well. Position the moveable portion of the jack low enough so that it doesn't interfere with the fit of the removable trunk board. I also lay a couple of hand towels in the well, one on each side of the jack, so I will be able to wipe the tire dressing from my hands, if I ever have to change a flat. The towels also help prevent a rattle from the receptacle for the jack handle."
"The illustration of the sedan jack instructions shows the hook on top of the base plate for the spare tire. The instructions on my trunk lid don't show this option and my hook doesn't have a hole that would allow fastening it that way. I tried using what these instructions call out as (hook - premium line only) where the hook lays under the tire. Mine wouldn't stay in place, so that's why I've flipped my tire upside down and fasten the hook to the base plate."
|THE BUMPER JACK IS A TIRE CHANGING TOOL ONLY.
DO NOT WORK UNDER CAR WITHOUT PLACING SUPPORTS UNDER CAR STRUCTURE.