Hjulmutternøkkel Use a extending wheel nut wrench (that can be pulled out to double length).

• Make it a habit, whenever you have the wheels off, to loosen the bleed nipples. Tighten them carefully, brake hard, look for leaks and put back the caps.

Stramming Tighten every second bolt clockwise.

  1. The vehicle must be on a completely flat surface.
  2. Put the car in 1st gear and tighten the hand brake well.
  3. Remove the rear fenders.
  4. Loosen the wheel bolts with the shaft of the tool extracted.
  5. Start the car and set height adjustment on the top position. Turn off the engine when it is completely up.
  6. Set the jack under the front jack point and jack up until both wheels are off the ground. Put a safety stand under the rear jacking point.
  7. Remove the wheels. Make sure everything is in order (brake pads, rust, etc.).
  8. Put on the wheels. (Clean the wheel bolts by squeezing them between a cotton ball and a steel brush and turn outward.) Bend and lift the wheels to check that there is nothing wrong with the ball joints, steering and so on. Spin around the rear wheel to control the wheel bearings.
  9. Remove the safety stand and lower the car.
  10. Tighten the bolts with the handle of the tool collapsed. Tighten every bolt clockwise until firmly attached.
  11. Set the car in normal driving position and control the air pressure in all four wheels, plus the spear wheel. (What air pressure to have; look at a note on the A-pillar with the drivers door open. Air pressure to the spare wheel is found on the side of the tire.)
  12. Put on the rear fenders. Put grease on the bolts and put in oil where the bolts goes.
  13. To be absolutely sure, you can re-tighten the wheel bolts after a few miles.


• If you don't have, get yourself a garage jack. It makes the job a lot easier.
IMPORTANT: Use only on hard, level surface (eg. concrete floor).

• If you have a good torque wrench, use it to tighten the wheel bolts. How hard to tighten is difficult to advice, I myself use 110 Nm on alloy wheels and 115 Nm on steel rims. (That might be a bit much, the service manual says 70 to 90 Nm.)

• Bolts for steel wheels and alloy wheels are usually of different length.

• If the tires are directional, make sure to mount the wheels on the correct side of the car.

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