It's not hard and it makes the job a lot easier. Plus it's good to get familiar with the jack system before you really need it. I found that the jack was installed quite 'securely' the first time I took it out...JLee said:yeah, i think i know how it works, but like in that thread, i'm having a problem with the existing screw, the short one.
it won't screw back in with the additional layer from the splash guard. i presume the long screw, the one that came with the splash guards goes in the lower unpunched hole (w/ the dimple)
but i chatted with tim and he said the long screw goes on the "inside" and I don't know what that means.
how hard is it to jack the car up and remove the wheels ?
The long screw is supposed to replace the short screw at the top. The short screw that came out of the top goes into the bottom. Remember to put the clip over the dimpled screw location with the spring clip facing out. This applies pressure to the self tapping screw that sends it through the metal easily. Only issue is finding a stubby phillips screw driver that's short enough to fit between the wheel and the screw. Another approach is to use a ratchet wrench with a phillips bit. Installation is really very easy.Magwich said:I did exactly what Marfong said and it worked fine. I also did it without taking the wheel off. No problems and finished it in only a few minutes. I think it is well secured as is.