CHANGING A WHEEL: jack
Vehicle equipped with a jack with a heightener
When changing a front wheel, use the heightener 1 (figure A).
When changing a rear wheel, remove the heightener 1 (figure B).
If necessary, remove the wheel trim.
Use the wheelbrace 2 to slacken off the wheel bolts. Position it so as to be able to push from above.
If the vehicle is parked on the hard shoulder, you must warn other road users of your vehicle’s presence with a warning triangle or with other devices as per the legislation applying to the country you are in.
Switch on the hazard warning lights.
Keep the vehicle away from traffic and on a level surface where it will not slip.
Apply the parking brake and engage a gear (first or reverse, or N for sequential gearboxes).
Ask all the passengers to leave the vehicle and keep them away from traffic.
To prevent any risk of injury or damage to the vehicle, raise the jack until the wheel you are replacing is a maximum of 3 centimetres off the ground.
Position jack 4 horizontally. Jack head 3 must be positioned level with the reinforcement panel closest to the wheel in question or the contact points 5;
start cranking the jack up by hand to align the base plate (which should be pushed slightly under the vehicle).
Turn the wheelbrace a few times using the wheel spanner 2 until the wheel is lifted off the ground. Remove the bolts and take off the wheel;
fit the emergency spare wheel on the central hub and turn it to locate the mounting holes in the wheel and the hub.
If bolts are supplied with the emergency spare wheel, only use these bolts for the emergency spare wheel. Tighten the bolts, checking that the wheel is correctly positioned on its hub and unscrew the jack.
Note: do not lubricate the wheel bolts.
With the wheel on the ground, tighten the bolts firmly, starting on side C, then E, G, D and ending with F. Check the tightness and the tyre pressure on the emergency spare wheel as soon as possible.
If you use anti-theft bolts, fit these nearest the valve (otherwise it may not be possible to fit the wheel trim).
If you have a puncture, replace the wheel as soon as possible.
A tyre which has been punctured should always be inspected (and repaired, where possible) by a specialist.