Jacking and Tire Changing | How To | 2019 Jeep Renegade

Jacking and Tire Changing | How To | 2019 Jeep Renegade


Here’s hoping you’ll never have to, but
just in case, let’s talk about changing a flat tire. The jack, spare tire and laminated instruction
sheet are stowed in the rear cargo area under the load floor. Remove the jacking tools and the wing nut
securing the spare tire. Now you can remove the spare tire. Now loosen, but do not remove the wheel bolts
by turning them counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. Make sure you’re parked on a firm, level
surface safely away from traffic. Avoid ice or slippery areas. Also, make sure the ignition is off, the hazard
lights are on, and the parking brake is fully set. Use the chocks provided to chock the front
and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite of the jacking position. For example, if changing the right front tire,
chock the left rear tire. Place the jack under the jacking location
closest to the flat tire. The saddle cutout should be indicated by an
arrow-shaped indentation. Center the jack saddle inside the cutout. Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure
the jack is fully engaged. Now you’re ready to raise the vehicle by
turning the jack screw to the right. Raise the vehicle only until the tire just
clears the surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire. Remember minimum tire lift provides maximum
stability. OK…now go ahead and remove the wheel bolts
and wheel. Position the spare tire on the vehicle with
the valve stem facing out. The vehicle could be damaged if the spare
tire is mounted incorrectly. Re-install the wheel bolts with the cone-shaped
end toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the wheel bolts clockwise. Now you can lower the vehicle by turning the
jack screw counterclockwise, and remove the jack. Once on the ground you can finish tightening
the wheel bolts. Alternate wheel bolts until each wheel bolt
has been tightened twice. Maximum effort should be used for final tightening
of the wheel bolts. It’s always a good idea to have the tightness
checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service station. Now just secure the tire, jack, and tools
in their proper locations…remove chocks from the wheels and you’re ready to go. This video is not intended to take the place
of your Owner’s Manual. For complete details and other important safety
information, please see your Owner’s Information.

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