2016 Discovery Sport

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.

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

If the vehicle is fitted with side steps or tubes, do not use them as jacking points.

CAUTION

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

NOTES

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

To change a wheel:

  1. Before raising the vehicle, use the wheel nut brace to slacken the wheel nuts of the wheel to be replaced. Turn half a turn counter-clockwise.

  2. Locate 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.

  3. Unfold the cranking handle from its stored position on the jack. Fit the wheel nut brace to the end of the cranking handle.

  4. Rotate the handle clockwise to raise the jack, until the jack pin locates into the jacking point.

  5. Raise the vehicle until the wheel is clear of the ground.

  6. Remove the wheel nuts. Place the wheel nuts together where they cannot roll away.

  7. Remove the wheel and place it to one side. Do not lay the wheel on its face, as this may damage the finish.

  8. Fit the temporary-use spare wheel to the hub.

  9. Refit the wheel nuts. Lightly tighten the wheel nuts. Make sure the wheel is making contact with the hub evenly.

  10. Make sure the area under the vehicle is clear of obstructions. Lowering the vehicle slowly and smoothly.

  11. With all of the wheels on the ground and the jack removed, fully tighten the wheel nuts. Tighten the wheel nuts, in the sequence shown in the illustration, to the correct torque of 98 lb.ft (133 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.

Check and adjust the tire pressure as soon as possible.

Vehicles with fixed side steps, deployable side steps, or side tubes:

If the vehicle is fitted with deployable side steps, fixed side steps, or side tubes, the standard vehicle jacking points are obscured.

WARNING

Do not jack the vehicle under the side steps or side tubes.

WARNING

The deployable side steps must be in the stored position and the system switched off, when raising the vehicle. Do not raise the vehicle with the deployable side steps in the deployed position.

NOTES

If the vehicle is fitted with deployable side steps, the side steps must be in the deployed position to allow access to the jacking points.

To raise the vehicle, use the jacking points located on the front and rear of the side tubes, fixed side steps, or deployable side steps.