2016 Discovery 4

STOWING THE CHANGED WHEEL

WARNING

Do not stow the wheel while the vehicle is raised on the jack.

CAUTION

Do not use power tools to raise the spare wheel. Doing so may damage the mechanism.

CAUTION

Do not fully retract if the wheel is not attached.

  • Place the spare wheel under the vehicle with the styled face uppermost.

  • Place the lifting lug through the center of the spare wheel (1) and locate it into position.

  • Winch up the spare wheel using the jack handle and wheel brace; turn the wheel hoist winch spindle clockwise. (2).

  • Continue to wind up until the wheel hoist reaches its upper position (3). This is indicated by an audible noise from the winch and a distinct movement, which will be felt through the jack handle and the wheel brace.

  • Check that the spare wheel has returned to the same position as it was in before it was removed. If in doubt, lower the winch slightly, adjust the spare wheel position and repeat the previous step above.

    The spare wheel must be securely retained in its correct position by the winch mechanism, or it could become loose.

  • Replace the cover over the wheel hoist winch spindle. As the underside of the cover is exposed to the same conditions as the underside of the vehicle, make sure that it is firmly in place.

Replace all of the tools into the vehicle's tool kit, see TOOL KIT. Make sure they are stowed securely.

Operating the winch without a road wheel attached:

If for any reason, the spare wheel, or the replaced wheel is not to be fitted back into the vehicle's hoist, the wheel hoist should be rewound by winding the wheel hoist winch spindle clockwise until the lifting lug reaches its uppermost position. This is indicated by an audible noise from the winch and a distinct movement, which will be felt through the jack handle and the wheel brace.

To extract the winch cable from the retracted position, carry out the following:

  • Apply and maintain downward force on the lifting lug.

  • While maintaining downward force on the lifting lug, wind the wheel hoist winch spindle counter-clockwise.

    NOTES

    If any tension is felt on the jack handle and wheel brace while extracting the winch cable, wind the wheel hoist winch spindle one full turn clockwise, then repeat the above procedure to continue with the extraction.