Jacking Instructions

WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help prevent personal injury or damage to your vehicle:

• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the edge of the roadway as possible before raising the vehicle.

• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.

• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised.

• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic transmission in PARK.

• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a jack.

• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack.

• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.

• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for lifting this vehicle during a tire change.

• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely careful of motor traffic.

• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the valve stem facing the ground.

Jack Warning Label
Jack Warning Label

CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on locations other than those indicated in the Jacking Instructions for this vehicle.

1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and tools from storage.

2. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by turning them to the left, one turn, while the wheel is still on the ground.

3. Assemble the jack and jacking tools.

Jack and Tool Assembly
Jack and Tool Assembly

CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise vehicle by jacking on locations other than those indicated in the Jacking Instructions for this vehicle.

Jacking Locations
Jacking Locations

4. For the front axle, place the jack on the body flange just behind the front tire as indicated by the triangular lift point symbol on the sill molding. Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is fully engaged.

Lift Point Symbol On Sill Molding
Lift Point Symbol On Sill Molding

Front Jacking Location
Front Jacking Location

5. For a rear tire, place the jack in the slot on the rear tie-down bracket, just forward of the rear tire (as indicated by the triangular lift point symbol on the sill molding). Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is fully engaged.

Lift Point Symbol On Sill Molding
Lift Point Symbol On Sill Molding

Rear Jacking Location
Rear Jacking Location

6. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw clockwise.

Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire.

Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability.

WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough to remove the tire.

7. Remove the lug nuts and wheel.

8. Position the spare wheel/tire on the vehicle and install the lug nuts with the cone-shaped end toward the wheel.

Lightly tighten the nuts.

CAUTION!
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the spare tire is mounted incorrectly.

Mounting Spare Tire
Mounting Spare Tire

WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may result in personal injury.

9. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw counterclockwise, and remove the jack and wheel blocks.

10. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the wrench while at the end of the handle for increased leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each nut has been tightened twice. The correct wheel nut tightness is 110 ft lbs (150 N·m). If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service station.

11. Lower the jack to the fully closed position and return it and the tools to the proper positions in the foam tray 12. Remove the small center cap and securely store the road wheel in the cargo area.

Stowed Spare
Stowed Spare

13. Have the aluminum road wheel and tire repaired as soon as possible, properly secure the spare tire with the special wing nut torqued to 3.7 ft-lbs (5 N·m), reinstall the jack and tool kit foam tray, and latch the rear load floor cover.

WARNING!
A loose tire or jack, thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle.

Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.

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