REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Park the vehicle on a level surface, set the parking brake and then block the opposite wheel.
- On models with an automatic transmission, move the gear selector lever to P . On those with a manual transmission, position the gear shift lever in R .
- If equipped, remove the wheel cover.
- Break loose the lug nuts.
- Raise the truck until the tire is clear of the ground.
- Remove the lug nuts and then pull off the wheel.
- Clean the wheel lugs and brake drum or hub of all foreign matter.
- Position the wheel on the brake drum or hub and hand-tighten the lug nuts. Always make sure that the coned ends face inward.
- Using a lug wrench, tighten all lug nuts in a crisscross pattern until they are snug.
- Lower the truck. Tighten the lug nuts, in the crisscross pattern, to 87-108 ft. lbs. (118-147 Nm).
Before putting on wheels, check for any cracks on wheels or enlarged mounting holes, remove any corrosion on the mounting surfaces with a wire brush. Installation of wheels without a good metal-to-metal contact at the mounting surface can cause wheel nuts to loosen. Recheck the wheel nuts after 1,000 miles of driving.