Jacking and Tire Changing | How To | 2019 Jeep Wrangler

Jacking and Tire Changing | How To | 2019 Jeep Wrangler

In the event of a flat tire, first make sure
you’re parked on a firm, level surface safely away from traffic. Avoid ice or slippery areas. Turn the ignition off, turn the hazard lights
on, and set the parking brake. If possible, block the front and rear of the
tire diagonally opposite the jacking position. For example, if you need to change the right
front tire, block the left rear tire. You’ll find the jack tools and lug wrench
in the rear cargo area. To remove the tools, first lift the load floor,
then pinch the left side of the hardware storage cover and pull up to remove it, then remove
the tool kit. Now, remove the tire cover, if equipped. Find the supplied tool kit inside the center
console and use the #T40 Torx head driver to unlock the rear camera cover lock bolt. Turn the bolt once to the left and remove
the cover. Now, turn the lug nuts counterclockwise with
the lug wrench. If equipped with locking lug nuts, you’ll
need to retrieve the lock key from the glove box and place that over the lug nuts first. Remove the lug nuts. Then, lift the spare tire away from the carrier. Return to the flat tire and loosen the lug
nuts one turn to the left while the wheel is still on the ground. Do not remove them yet. To assemble the jacking tools, connect the
jack handle driver to the extension, then to the lug wrench. Place the jack under the axle tube closest
to the flat tire, as shown. Do not raise the vehicle until you’re sure
the jack is fully engaged. Now, turn the jack screw to the right and
raise the vehicle until the tire just clears the ground, with enough clearance to install
the spare tire. Remember: minimum tire lift provides maximum
stability. OK…now go ahead and remove the lug nuts
and wheel. Place the spare tire on the vehicle with the
valve stem facing out. Damage can occur if you mount the spare incorrectly. Re-install the lug nuts and lightly tighten
them clockwise. Now, turn the jack screw to the left to lower
the vehicle. Once on the ground, remove the jack and finish
tightening the lug nuts. Alternate lug nuts until each has been tightened
twice. Maximum effort should be used for final tightening
of the lug nuts. It’s always good 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… 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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