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Wheel Changing

6. Fit the spare wheel and lightly tighten the wheel nuts, ensuring they are firmly seated. DO NOT fully tighten whilst the tire is clear of the ground.

WARNING

When fitting a wheel, ensure that the mating faces of the hub and wheel are clean and free from rust or anti-seize compound - any accumulation of dirt or rust could cause the wheel nuts to become loose and result in an accident.

    • 7.

      Ensure that the space under and around the vehicle is free from obstructions then lower the vehicle and remove the jack and wheel chocks.

    • 8.

      Fully tighten the wheel nuts in an alternating pattern until all are tightened. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN by using foot pressure or extension bars on the wheel nut wrench, as this could overstress the wheel studs. Check the wheel nut torque at the earliest opportunity (see ‘WHEELS & TIRES’, page 247).

    • 9.

      Return tools, chocks, jack and spare wheel in their correct storage positions.

  • 10.

    REMEMBER to change to ‘H’ (high range) before driving.

  • 11.

    Finally, check the tire pressure at the earliest opportunity (see ‘WHEELS & TIRES’, page 247).

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