Honda CRV Repair Manual 1997 2002 (1) PDF | Page 5

NOTE: If you are going to remove heavy components such
as suspension or the fuel tank from the rear of the vehicle,
first support the front of the vehicle with tall safety stands.
When substantial weight is removed from the rear of the
vehicle, the centre of gravity can change and cause the
vehicle to tip forward on the hoist.
?? Position the hoist lift blocks, or safety stands, under
the vehicle?s front support points and rear support
?? Raise the hoist a few inches, and rock the vehicle
gently to be sure it is firmly supported.
?? Raise the hoist to full height, and inspect the lift
points for solid contact with the lift blocks.
To support the vehicle on safety stands, use the same
support points as for a frame hoist. Always use safety
stands when working on or under any vehicle that is
supported only by a jack.
?? Set the parking brake.
?? Block the wheels that are not being lifted.
?? When lifting the rear of the vehicle, put the gearshift
lever in reverse, or the automatic transmission in
[P] position.
?? Position the floor jack under the front jacking
bracket or rear jacking bracket, center the jacking
bracket in the jack lift platform, and jack up the
vehicle high enough to fit the safety stands under it.
?? Position the safety stands under the support points
and adjust them so the vehicle will level.
?? Lower the vehicle onto the stands.