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WHEEL CHANGING

WARNING

Before raising the vehicle, refer to all warnings at the beginning of this section of the Owner’s Handbook.

WARNING

Before changing a wheel, read and observe the warnings. See WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY.

For vehicles that are not supplied with a spare wheel, refer to the tire repair system section. See TIRE REPAIR SYSTEM.

  1. Luggage compartment floor panel: Lift the rear edge and secure to the vehicle's body.

  2. Temporary-use spare wheel securing bolt and clamp.

  3. Locking wheel nut adaptor.

  4. Wheel brace.

  5. Jack assembly. Observe the instructions printed on the jack.

  6. Towing eye.

  7. Wheel chock.

  8. There are four jacking points on the underside of the vehicle. Two indented, triangular indicators are provided on each sill cover and indicate the location for the jack.

WARNING

Remove the spare wheel before jacking the vehicle, to avoid destabilizing the vehicle when raised.

See IMPORTANT – USE OF SPARE TIRE and REMOVING THE SPARE WHEEL.

Before raising the vehicle or changing a wheel, make sure to read and comply with the following warnings.

WARNING

Do not attempt to raise the vehicle unless the jack head is fully engaged in the jacking point. Only jack the vehicle using the approved jacking points.

The jack is designed for wheel changing only. Never work beneath the vehicle with the jack as the only means of support. Always use correctly rated vehicle support stands, before putting any part of the body beneath the vehicle.

CAUTION

Only jack the vehicle using the jacking points described, or damage to the vehicle could occur.

Before raising the vehicle, use the wheel nut brace to slacken the wheel nuts of the wheel to be replaced, by half a turn counter-clockwise.

  1. Open the tailgate. See OPENING AND CLOSING THE POWERED TAILGATE.

  2. Lift the rear edge of the luggage compartment floor panel and secure it to the vehicle's body.

  3. Continually rotate the spare wheel's securing center clamp plate counter-clockwise to release and then continually rotate the top plate of the center bolt counter-clockwise to completely remove the securing plate or bolt assembly. See REMOVING THE SPARE WHEEL.

  4. Remove the spare wheel and the vehicle's tool kit.

  5. To slacken the wheel nuts, use the wheel brace and turn half a turn counter-clockwise.

    WARNING

    Do not remove the wheel nuts until the vehicle has been safely and securely raised with the jack.

  6. Position the jack under the relevant jacking point, under the floor.

    NOTES

    Do not allow the jack to contact the sill at any other point, as damage may result.

  7. Turn the jack handle clockwise to raise, until the jack head locates into the jacking point. Make sure that the base of the jack is in full contact with the road surface.

  8. Raise the vehicle using the jack, with a slow steady operation. Avoid rapid, jerky actions as they may cause the vehicle or jack to become unstable.

  9. Stop when the tire is just clear of the ground.

  10. Remove the slackened wheel nuts and place them together where they cannot roll away.

  11. Remove the wheel and place to one side. Do not lay the wheel on its face, as this may damage the finish.

  12. Fit the spare wheel to the vehicle, by aligning the spare wheel with the vehicle's wheel studs. Slide onto the hub.

  13. Refit the wheel nuts. Lightly tighten them in the sequence shown in the illustration. Make sure that the wheel is correctly and evenly fitted to the hub, by checking that each wheel nut is in a similar position.

  14. Make sure that the area under the vehicle is clear of obstructions. Lower the vehicle slowly and smoothly.

  15. With all wheels on the ground and the jack removed, fully tighten the wheel nuts. Tighten the wheel nuts in the sequence shown in the illustration, to the correct torque of 92 lb.ft (125 Nm).

NOTES

If it is not possible to torque the wheel nuts when a wheel is replaced, they should be set to the correct torque as soon as possible.

If an alloy spare wheel is to be fitted, use a suitable blunt tool to knock the center cap out of the removed wheel. Use hand pressure only to press the center cap into the newly fitted spare.

Check and adjust the tire pressure as soon as possible. See TIRE PRESSURES.

NOTES

Examine the jack occasionally. Clean and grease the moving parts, particularly the screw thread, to prevent corrosion.