Removing the Flat Tire andInstalling the Spare Tire

1. If your vehicle has a wheel cap that covers

1. If your vehicle has a wheel cap that covers the wheel nuts, position the chisel end of the wheel wrench in the notch and pry it off.

2. Using the wheel

2. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the wheel nuts.

Do not remove them yet.
3. Turn the jack adjusting knob clockwise by hand to raise the jack lift head.
4. Place the handle, extension, and wheel wrench onto the jack.

A. Front Frame/Rear Axle

A. Front Frame/Rear Axle
B. Jack
C. Handle
D. Extension
E. Wheel Wrench

5. Place the jack in the appropriate position nearest the flat tire.

Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack.

Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall. To help avoid personal injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle.

6. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle

6. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the spare tire to fit.

7. Remove all the

7. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire.

Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after time.

The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle.
In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if needed, to get all the rust or dirt off.

8. Remove any rust or

8. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces, and spare wheel.
9. Place the spare tire on the wheel-mounting surface.

Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts.

If you do, the nuts might come loose.

Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident.

10. Put the nuts on by hand. Make sure the rounded end is toward the wheel.
11. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. If a nut cannot be turned by hand, use the wheel wrench and see your dealer as soon as possible.

12. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle

12. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely.

Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to come loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have the nuts tightened with a torque wrench to the proper torque specification.

Notice: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage.

To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification.

13. Use the wrench to

13. Use the wrench to tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown.

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