REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Apply the parking brake and block the opposite wheel.
- If equipped with automatic transaxle, place the selector lever in P . If equipped with manual transaxle, place the transaxle in reverse.
- If equipped, remove the wheel cover.
- Break loose the lug nuts.
- Raise the vehicle until the tire is clear of the ground.
- Remove the lug nuts and the tire and wheel assembly.
- Make sure the wheel and brake drum or hub mating surfaces, and the wheel lug studs, are clean and free of all foreign material.
- Position the wheel on the hub or drum and hand-tighten the lug nuts. Tighten all the lug nuts, in a criss-cross pattern, until they are snug.
- Lower the vehicle. Tighten the lug nuts, in a criss-cross pattern, to 65-87 ft. lbs. (88-118 Nm). Always use a torque wrench to final tighten the lug nuts, to prevent warping the disc brake rotors or brake drums, and to prevent stretching the wheel studs.
Check the wheels for any damage. They must be replaced if they are bent, dented, heavily rusted, have elongated bolt holes, or have excessive lateral or radial runout. Wheels with excessive runout may cause a high-speed vehicle vibration.
Replacement wheels must be of the same load capacity, diameter, width, offset and mounting configuration as the original wheels. Using the wrong wheels may affect wheel bearing life, ground and tire clearance, or speedometer and odometer calibrations.