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Jack  A device for lifting the vehicle, or part of the vehicle, off the ground to facilitate repairs.


body jack 
bottle jack
bumper jack
garage jack 
hydraulic jack 
pillar jack 

scissors jack 
side-lift jack 
tire jack 
tower jack 
tripod jack 
trolley jack

Jackshaft A shaft found in most overhead cam engines that is used to drive the distributor, fuel pump, and oil pump.

Jumper Cables  When connected properly to a vehicle's dead battery and to the battery of another running vehicle, jumper cables will transfer sufficient juice to start the stranded vehicle.

Jump Start

Starting the engine of a vehicle with a discharged or weak battery by attaching jump leads from the weak battery to a charged or helper battery.


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