Changing wheels

Changing wheels - fitting

Updated 7/23/2018

It is important that the procedure for fitting the wheel is carried out correctly.

Installation

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 torque with a torque wrench.

Refit any full wheel covers.

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.

Note

The wheel cover outlet for the valve must be positioned over the valve on the wheel rim during fitting.

Note

The car's regular jack is designed only for use occasionally and for a short time, such as when changing a wheel with a punctured tyre, switching between summer tyres and winter tyres, etc. Only the jack belonging to the specific model is to be used to jack up the car. If the car is to be jacked up more often, or for a longer time than is required just to change a wheel, use of a garage jack is recommended. In this instance, follow the instructions for use that come with the equipment.


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