Stopping and securing the vehicle

Stopping and securing the vehicle  - Changing the tires - Roadside Emergencies - Lincoln MKX Owners Manual - Lincoln MKX

1. Park on a level surface, activate hazard flashers and set the parking brake.
2. Place the gearshift lever in P (Park) and turn the engine off.

Removing the spare tire and jack

Removing the spare tire and jack

1. Lift the carpeted load floor panel located in the rear of the vehicle.
2. Remove the spare tire cover and foam spacer (if equipped).
3. Remove the wing nut securing the spare tire by turning it counterclockwise.
4. Remove the washer.
5. Lift and remove the temporary spare tire from the cargo area.
6. Remove the jack assembly from the vehicle. Loosen the bag tabs and remove the jack and lug wrench from the bag.
7. Fold down the wrench socket used to loosen the lug nuts and operate the jack.

WARNING: To help prevent the vehicle from moving when you

WARNING: To help prevent the vehicle from moving when you change a tire, be sure to place the transmission in P (Park), set the parking brake and block (in both directions) the wheel that is diagonally opposite (other side and end of the vehicle) to the tire being changed.

WARNING: If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else could be seriously injured.

WARNING: Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel.

Note: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked.

1. Block the diagonally opposite wheel.

2. Loosen each wheel lug nut

2. Loosen each wheel lug nut one-half turn counterclockwise but do not remove them until the wheel is raised off the ground.

WARNING: To lessen the risk of personal injury, do not put any

WARNING: To lessen the risk of personal injury, do not put any part of your body under the vehicle while changing a tire. Do not start the engine when your vehicle is on the jack. The jack is only meant for changing the tire.

3. Align the slot on top of the jack with the sheet metal flange indicated by the jack locator triangle next to the tire you are changing.

Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground.
4. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
5. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, making sure the valve stem is facing outward. Reinstall the lug nuts until the wheel is snug against the hub. Do not fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been lowered.
6. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.

7. Remove the jack and fully tighten

7. Remove the jack and fully tighten the lug nuts in the order shown.

Refer to Wheel lug nut torque specifications later in this chapter for the proper lug nut torque specification.

Stowing the flat/spare tire and jack

Stowing the flat/spare tire and jack

1. Fully collapse the jack, fold the wrench socket into the handle and place them both into the bag making sure to secure the tabs.
2. Place the jack assembly kit in the jack kit recess in the spare tire well in its original location and orientation.
3. Place the tire in the spare tire well over the jack assembly.

If you are stowing a flat 22 inch tire and wheel assembly, temporarily remove the load floor, plastic stowage bins (if equipped), and the foam load floor supports to make space for the 22 inch tire and wheel assembly. Place the 22 inch tire & wheel assembly in the spare tire well with the valve stem facing down. Rotate the tire until the jack assembly is able to protrude through a wheel opening. Replace the plastic stowage bins (if equipped) and foam load floor supports around the 22 inch tire and wheel assembly.

If you are stowing a flat tire, place the tire in the spare tire well with the valve stem facing down. Rotate the tire until the jack assembly is able to protrude through a wheel opening.

If you are stowing the spare tire, place the spare in the spare tire well in its original position.

4. Secure the wheel by replacing the washer and the wing nut and turning the wing nut clockwise.

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