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How to jack & support the MX-5 NC (MKIII)

When carrying out servicing and repairs, you may need to raise and support the car safely to allow access underneath or to enable removal of a road wheel. Buying and using a hydraulic trolley jack and one pair of axle stands is the easiest and safest way of lifting your MX-5 to enable the road wheels to be removed. You need to work on a smooth level surface so the trolley jack can roll fore and aft slightly as you raise and lower the vehicle. Be aware that tarmac is quite soft, especially in hot weather and axle stand legs and trolley jack wheels sink in. I position them on flat pieces of wood to spread the load if I have to work on a tarmac surface.

If you intend to remove the road wheels, loosen of the wheel nuts one turn each while the car is still on the ground.