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

WARNING

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

NOTES

Before raising the vehicle, correctly position the wheel chocks. See USING WHEEL CHOCKS.

NOTES

Tool types and positions may vary from the illustration.

The location of the tools and jacking points are as follows:

  1. Spare wheel bag, on the load board placed inside the luggage compartment.

  2. Tool kit bag, attached to the spare wheel, contains the jack and the wrench.

  3. Jacking points (four) on the underside of the vehicle. Place the jack assembly under the vehicle's jacking point. To lift the vehicle, rotate the jack handle clockwise.

WARNING

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.

WARNING

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 loosen the wheel nuts of the wheel to be replaced by half a turn counter-clockwise.

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

  2. Release the straps of the spare wheel bag from the strap holding elastic band and separate the three carabiners from the lashing eyes. Lift the spare wheel bag from the luggage compartment with help from lifting the handles. See REMOVING THE SPARE WHEEL.

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

  4. Fit the wheel chocks to the relevant wheel. See USING WHEEL CHOCKS.

    WARNING

    Make sure that the wheel chock is fully engaged with the tyre and the road surface.

  5. Use the wheel brace to turn the wheel nuts half a turn counter-clockwise to loosen.

    WARNING

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

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

    CAUTION

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

  7. Turn the jack lever 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 with a slow steady operation using the jack, until the tyre being lifted just clears the ground. Avoid rapid, jerky actions as they may cause the vehicle and jack to become unstable.

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

  10. Remove the loosened wheel nuts. Place the wheel nuts 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 and then slide onto the hub.

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

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

  15. With all of the wheels on the ground and the jack removed, fully tighten the wheel nuts. Tighten the nuts, in the sequence shown in the illustration, to the correct torque of 125±10 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 centre cap out of the removed wheel. Use hand pressure only to press the centre cap into the newly fitted spare.

Check and adjust the tyre pressure as soon as possible. See TYRE PRESSURES.

NOTES

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

NOTES

In the event of a puncture, the spare wheel can be used on either side of the vehicle. Make sure that the original wheel is replaced in its correct location as soon as possible.

Locking wheel nut adaptor.