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Jack and tools placement in RHD Jeep

Bammo68

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My 2001 TJ came with an abomination of a jack kit - some scissor lift jack out of a Ford with the wrong handle. Got rid of that and picked up a 4000Kg bottle jack (in matching red) and have an old breaker bar with a long socket for the nuts. Now I'm trying to figure out where the factory jack went on RHD versions?

On my jeep there is a small velcro tie down point between the drivers seat bolster and the side panel of the Jeep (ie where you would put your right hand down to the floor beside your thigh. There was also a small rubber strap about 100mm long with two metal flat clips on each end under the carpet there. I'm thinking these were used for restraining the OE jack but its not obvious how it was installed. Anyone who has a RHD and has the original jack could you take a photo and show me where it goes please?
 

Shropshirewrangler

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My 2001 TJ came with an abomination of a jack kit - some scissor lift jack out of a Ford with the wrong handle. Got rid of that and picked up a 4000Kg bottle jack (in matching red) and have an old breaker bar with a long socket for the nuts. Now I'm trying to figure out where the factory jack went on RHD versions?

On my jeep there is a small velcro tie down point between the drivers seat bolster and the side panel of the Jeep (ie where you would put your right hand down to the floor beside your thigh. There was also a small rubber strap about 100mm long with two metal flat clips on each end under the carpet there. I'm thinking these were used for restraining the OE jack but its not obvious how it was installed. Anyone who has a RHD and has the original jack could you take a photo and show me where it goes please?
Take a look here https://wranglertjforum.com/threads...ice-manuals-fsm-technical-documentation.4618/
My Wrangler is safely tucked up for the winter so a pic is not possible.
NOTE- the manual is for Jeeps with the steering wheel on the wrong side, so what is described as the passenger seat is, in any civilised country, the drivers seat. 🇬🇧
 

mrblaine

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Take a look here https://wranglertjforum.com/threads...ice-manuals-fsm-technical-documentation.4618/
My Wrangler is safely tucked up for the winter so a pic is not possible.
NOTE- the manual is for Jeeps with the steering wheel on the wrong side, so what is described as the passenger seat is, in any civilised country, the drivers seat. 🇬🇧
The names of the passenger and driver's seats never change since one is in front of the steering wheel and we always call that the driver's seat for obvious reasons. The failure is referring to left and right sides of the vehicle by using driver and passenger. Correctly it always the right and left side, never the driver and passenger side since both Right hand and Left hand drive vehicles exist.

All of this is the perfect classic example of where being right is wrong.
 

Shropshirewrangler

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The names of the passenger and driver's seats never change since one is in front of the steering wheel and we always call that the driver's seat for obvious reasons. The failure is referring to left and right sides of the vehicle by using driver and passenger. Correctly it always the right and left side, never the driver and passenger side since both Right hand and Left hand drive vehicles exist.

All of this is the perfect classic example of where being right is wrong.
For the benefit of clarity Bammo68 should understand that in a RHD vehicle in the Northern Hemisphere the jack is under the seat with the steering wheel in front of it. This is known as the drivers seat. The illustration in the manual for LHD vehicles labels the same seat as the passenger seat.
Of course this does not take into account that in the Southern Hemisphere you are upside down, this may cause problems locating the actual position of the jack.
Hope that clears this complicated issue up, to the satisfaction of mrblaine.
 

mrblaine

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For the benefit of clarity Bammo68 should understand that in a RHD vehicle in the Northern Hemisphere the jack is under the seat with the steering wheel in front of it. This is known as the drivers seat. The illustration in the manual for LHD vehicles labels the same seat as the passenger seat.
Of course this does not take into account that in the Southern Hemisphere you are upside down, this may cause problems locating the actual position of the jack.
Hope that clears this complicated issue up, to the satisfaction of mrblaine.
In other words, the jack is always under the right hand seat as it came from the factory.
 
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Bammo68

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Jeebus help me - now I just want my Mummy! I undid my seatbelt and am now hanging on for dear life having not previously understood the inherent issues with the Newtonian model for gravity.

So my take away from the above is that the jack sits under the starboard seat and not alongside it between the seat and the door, correct? There is nothing under my seat that looks like a tie-down point but there is alongside the seat hence my confusion...
 

Daryl

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Jeebus help me - now I just want my Mummy! I undid my seatbelt and am now hanging on for dear life having not previously understood the inherent issues with the Newtonian model for gravity.

So my take away from the above is that the jack sits under the starboard seat and not alongside it between the seat and the door, correct? There is nothing under my seat that looks like a tie-down point but there is alongside the seat hence my confusion...
The straps along side the seat you’re referring to is where the 2-piece jack handle is stored. The jack and lug nut wrench are under the right hand seat as others have stated.