Jacking and Tire Changing | How To | 2020 Dodge Durango

Jacking and Tire Changing | How To | 2020 Dodge Durango


[music playing] 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. Next, retrieve the tire changing tools. You’ll find the scissor-type jack and tire
changing tools in the rear cargo area, below the load floor. Rotate the thumb screw on the jack to loosen
the assembly and remove the jack from the bracket. You’ll find the spare tire underneath the
rear of the vehicle, held in place by a cable winch mechanism. Fit the jack handle extension over the drive
nut located under a plastic cover at the center-rear of the cargo floor area. Turn the lug wrench counter-clockwise on the
nut until it stops and the spare tire is on the ground with enough slack in the cable
to allow you to pull the tire out from under the vehicle. Pull the metal stamping toward you until you
can rotate the metal stamping and feed it through the space in the plastic plate. Now, pinch the three short and two long tubes
to remove the protective plate from the steel spare wheel. Then, winch the assembly back up into place. If at all possible, block the front and rear
of the wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For example, if the right front tire is damaged,
block the left rear tire. Now loosen – but do not remove – the lug nuts,
one turn counter-clockwise with the wheel still on the ground. For the front axle, place the jack on the
body flange just behind the front tire. To change one of the rear tires, place the
jack on the flange just behind the hoist/rear tie-down bracket and just in front of the
rear tire. Cutouts on the sill molding indicate each
jacking location. Attach the lug wrench to the jack tool with
the hook. Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure
the jack is fully engaged. To raise the vehicle, turn the jack screw
clockwise. Raise it until the tire just clears the surface
with enough clearance to install the spare. Remember, minimum tire lift provides maximum
stability. OK…now go ahead and remove the lug nuts
and wheel. Set the spare on the vehicle with the valve
stem facing out. Damage can occur if the spare tire is mounted
incorrectly. Re-install the lug nuts and lightly tighten
them clockwise. Now, turn the jack handle counterclockwise
to lower the vehicle, and remove the jack. Next, tighten the lug nuts. Tighten each one twice in alternating fashion. Apply maximum effort for this final tightening
of the lug nuts. It’s always a good idea to have the tightness
checked with a torque wrench by an authorized dealer or at a service station. Now just secure the tire, jack and tools in
their proper locations…remove the blocks from the wheels… 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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