2016 Discovery 4

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.

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

  2. Position the jack under the relevant jacking point under the chassis, see OPERATING THE JACK.

  3. Turn the jack lever clockwise to raise the jack cradle until it engages with the jacking point. Make sure that the base of the jack is in full contact with the road surface.

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

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

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

  7. Fit the spare wheel to the hub.

  8. Re-fit the wheel nuts, and lightly tighten them. Make sure that the wheel is making contact with the hub evenly.

  9. Make sure that the space under the vehicle is clear of obstructions, and lower the vehicle slowly and smoothly.

  10. With all wheels on the ground and the jack removed, fully tighten the wheel nuts. The wheel nuts must be tightened in sequence (see 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.

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.