2017 Range Rover

WHEEL CHANGING

WARNING

Before raising the vehicle, refer to all warnings at the beginning of this section of the Owner’s Handbook.

Before changing a wheel, read and observe the warnings. See WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY.

WARNING

Remove the spare wheel before jacking the vehicle, to avoid destabilizing the vehicle when raised.

NOTES

The vehicle may be fitted with a tilt sensor, which 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 INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

NOTES

If side steps or tubes are fitted, the jacking points are located on the underside of the side step or tube brackets.

NOTES

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

Before raising the vehicle or changing a wheel, make sure to read and comply with the following warnings.

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

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

  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. Open the tailgate. See OPENING AND CLOSING THE POWERED TAILGATE.

  3. Lift the rear edge and pull to remove the loadspace floor panel and secure it to the vehicle's body.

  4. Continually rotate the spare wheel's securing center clamp plate counter-clockwise to release. Continually rotate the top plate of the center bolt counter-clockwise to completely remove the securing bolt assembly.

  5. Remove the spare wheel and the vehicle's tool kit.

  6. Use the wheel brace to slacken the wheel nuts, by turning half a turn counter-clockwise.

    WARNING

    Do not remove the wheel nuts until the vehicle has been safely and securely raised with the jack.

  7. Position the jack under the relevant jacking point (1) under the floor.

    CAUTION

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

  8. Turn the jack lever (2) clockwise to raise, until the jack head locates into the jacking point. Make sure that the base of the jack is in full contact with the road surface.

  9. Raise the vehicle using the jack, with a slow steady operation. Avoid rapid, jerky actions as they may cause the vehicle and jack to become unstable.

  10. Stop when the tire is just clear of the ground.

  11. Remove the slackened wheel nuts and place them together where they cannot roll away.

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

  13. Fit the spare wheel to the vehicle by aligning the spare wheel with the vehicle's wheel studs and slide onto the hub.

  14. Refit the wheel nuts. Lightly tighten them in the sequence shown in the illustration. Make sure that the wheel is correctly and evenly fitted to the hub. Check that each wheel nut is in a similar position.

  15. Make sure that the area under the vehicle is clear of obstructions. Lower the vehicle slowly and smoothly.

  16. 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, they should be set to the correct torque as soon as possible.

If an alloy spare wheel is to be fitted, using a suitable blunt tool, knock the center cap out of the removed wheel. Using hand pressure only, press the center cap into the newly fitted spare.

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.

WARNING

Before raising the vehicle, refer to all warnings at the beginning of this section of the Owner’s Handbook. See WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY.

NOTES

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

NOTES

Examine the jack occasionally. Clean and grease the moving parts, particularly the screw thread, to prevent corrosion.

The wheel changing procedure for hybrid vehicles is the same as for non-hybrid vehicles. However, please note the following information.

NOTES

The wheels differ in design between the left side and right side of the vehicle, as viewed from the rear of the vehicle. LH for the left side or RH for the right side is marked on the inner face of each wheel. Always make sure that the correct handed wheel is re-fitted on the vehicle.

In the event of a puncture, the spare wheel can be used on either side of the vehicle. Make sure that the original wheel is replaced in its correct location as soon as possible.