2020 Defender

WHEEL CHANGING

Make sure to read and fully understand the following warnings. Failure to comply with the safety instructions could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

Make sure the relevant safety warnings have been read and understood before changing a wheel. See WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY.

WARNING

Disconnect any trailer or caravan from the vehicle.

WARNING

The standard vehicle jacking points should be used to raise the vehicle. Do not raise the vehicle by jacking under the fixed side steps, deployable side steps, or side tubes.

CAUTION

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

NOTES

To allow easier access to the vehicle's jacking points, it is recommended that the deployable side steps are in the stored position. See APPS SCREEN .

NOTES

Vehicles fitted with deployable side steps: Select off-road height before jacking the vehicle. See OFF-ROAD HEIGHT.

NOTES

A tilt sensor activates the alarm if the vehicle is tilted in any direction after it has been locked. To lock the doors while changing the wheel, and avoid the alarm activating, the tilt sensor can be temporarily disabled. See TILT SENSOR.

Before raising the vehicle:

  1. Remove the required tools from the vehicle. See TOOL KIT.

  2. Remove the spare wheel. See REMOVING THE SPARE WHEEL.

  3. Correctly position the wheel chocks. See WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY.

Vehicles with steel wheels have a hubcap. To remove the hubcap:

  1. Insert a suitable tool into the slot on the hub cap.

  2. Carefully lever the hub cap off the wheel nuts.

To change a wheel:

  1. Use the wheel nut brace to loosen the wheel nuts of the wheel to be replaced. Turn half a turn counter-clockwise.

  2. Locate the jack under the relevant jacking point (1).

    CAUTION

    Do not allow the jack to contact the sill at any other point, as damage may result.

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

  4. Rotate the handle clockwise (2) 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.

    WARNING

    Avoid rapid, jerky actions. Rapid, jerky actions may cause the vehicle and jack to become unstable, which may result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

  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.

    CAUTION

    Do not lay the wheel on its face, as this may damage the finish.

  8. Fit the 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. Lower 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 140 Nm.

NOTES

If it is not possible to torque the wheel nuts when a wheel is replaced, set to the correct torque as soon as possible.

Check and adjust the tyre pressure as soon as possible.

CAUTION

Make sure that the hubcap is correctly aligned to the locking wheel nut.

To install the hubcap:

  1. Align the hubcap to the locking wheel nut.

  2. Press the hubcap firmly into place.