Changing wheels

Fitting the wheels

Updated 7/23/2018

Instructions for fitting a wheel when changing wheels.

Warning

Never crawl under the car when it is raised on the jack.

Passengers must leave the car when it is raised on the jack. If a wheel must be changed in a trafficked environment, passengers must stand in a safe place.

Clean the contact surfaces between wheel and hub.

Put on the wheel. Tighten the wheel bolts thoroughly.

Lower the car so that the wheels cannot rotate.

Tighten the wheel bolts crosswise. It is important that the wheel bolts are tightened properly. Tighten to 140 Nm. Check the tightening torque with a torque wrench.

Refit the plastic caps on the wheel bolts.

Note

  • After a tyre has been inflated, always refit the dust cap in order to avoid damage to the valve from gravel, dirt, etc.
  • Only use plastic dust caps. Metal dust caps can rust and become difficult to unscrew.

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