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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.

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 body parts of beneath the vehicle.

CAUTION

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

For vehicles that are not supplied with a spare wheel. See TYRE REPAIR KIT.

  1. Luggage compartment floor panel: Lift the rear edge and pull to remove.

  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. Reset tool. See PASSIVE DIESEL MISFUELLING PROTECTION DEVICE.

  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 destabilising the vehicle when raised.

See IMPORTANT – USE OF SPARE TYRE. See REMOVING THE SPARE WHEEL.

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.

CAUTION

Vehicles with locking wheel nuts: Make sure that the locking wheel nut adaptor is correctly aligned and fully fitted to the locking wheel nut before usage. Failure to do so may result in damage to the locking wheel nut adaptor or the vehicle.

See LOCKING WHEEL NUTS.

  1. Open the boot. See OPENING AND CLOSING THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT.

  2. Lift the rear edge of the luggage compartment floor panel and pull to remove.

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

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

  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 under the relevant jacking point.

    NOTES

    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 using the jack, with a slow, steady operation. 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. To fit the spare wheel to the vehicle, align the spare wheel with the vehicle's wheel studs and then 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. 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 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 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.