The “Mazda” OEM scissor jack, that in some markets may be located in the right-side trunk compartment, but is not provided as standard equipment here in the U.S. (gram strategy? – we get a tire repair kit with a 12-volt air pump and a can of sealer instead), incorporates a slot to surround the frame rail to concentrate the load away from the seam. If you are considering adding the jack and mounting it in it’s dedicated spot, read more about that here.
According to both the User’s Manual and the Owner’s Manual for the 124 Spider, the car lifting location points are marked on the side skirts with the ▼ symbols. I have yet to find those, but there are some “bumps”, as revealed in the Hoisting Locations diagram at the end of this article.
STANDARD PROCEDURE – JACKING AND HOISTING
courtesy of Fiat Service Manual (although they actually just copied from Mazda’s Service Manual)
|WARNING:||The hoisting and jack lifting points provided are for a complete vehicle. When the engine or rear suspension is removed from a vehicle, the center of gravity is altered making some hoisting conditions unstable. Properly support or secure vehicle to hoisting device when these conditions exist. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious or fatal injury.|
|CAUTION:||Due to variations in hoist design it may be necessary to use the secondary lift points to avoid damage to the body or trim parts.|
|NOTE:||To prevent obstruction between the jack body and front bumper when the jack body is inserted, use a low floor type jack.|
A hoist with asymmetrical hoist arms can not be adjusted to a position which will allow the hoist adapters to engage the service hoisting locations on the down standing weld flange (1) on the sill at both the rear and the front of the vehicle. Therefore, the secondary service hoisting location will need to be used at the front of the vehicle. The secondary front service hoisting location is the front torque box.
When properly positioned, a floor jack can be used to lift the vehicle and support the raised vehicle with jack stands.
A floor jack or any lifting device must never be used on any part of the underbody other than the described areas.