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You need a jack to lift the vehicle high enough to get the tire off and the new one on, you need a lug wrench to loosen and tighten the lug nuts and depending on the rims you might have hub caps that are part of the rim or seperate and if they are seperate, you need something to pry them off with. So the proper way to do this is:
Before you raise it with the jack, take the lug wrench and loosen the lug nuts a little. This is easier when the tire is on the ground because depending on the tire location, it will turn if you lift it. So when the weight is on it, it wont turn. Then you put the jach under the car and near the tire you are lifting and you use the jack to raise the tire. Then finish taking the lug nuts off. Remove the tire and put the new tire on. You may have to raise the jack some more to make it high enough. Put the lug nuts back on tight as you can and lower the car. Then tighten the lug nuts again to be sure. You should tighten lug nuts by skipping them. In other words start with one and tighten it, skip the next one and tighten the third one. When you go all the way around, go to the ones you skipped and tighten those.
Usually they are a multipurpose design. If i remember correctly from my previous m vehicles the back end of the lug wrench is used to operate jack. If they are missing best bet go to Auto parts stoe and buy a compact jack and tire iron set.
Buy new lug nuts for your vehicle. These can be purchased at an autoparts
store or a tire and wheel store in complete sets, online at wheel
retailers and through the dealer that sells your vehicle. Be sure to
have your make and model of vehicle available so that you get the right
Loosen the lug bolts on your vehicle
with a lug wrench or a socket and ratchet. Raise the vehicle with a
floor jack at the corner where you are going to replace the lug nuts.
You can use the jack to support the vehicle while you replace the lug
nuts or you can use a jack stand. If you use the floor jack, be careful
as you remove and install the lug nuts.
Finish removing the lug nuts on
the wheel. Thread the new lug nuts onto the studs that the wheel is
mounted on. Tighten the lug nuts as tightly as you can with the wheel
still in the air. At some point the wheel will start turning.
Lower the vehicle back to the
ground. Tighten the lug nuts progressively in a crisscross pattern with a
torque wrench to the specifications of the manufacturer. This will vary
from make to make but is usually around 90 ft-lbs. Repeat the above
steps for the other three wheels.
you should have a lug nut wrench in the trunk with located with the tire jack that is the proper size for the lug nuts.if you have the original wheel nuts.you turn the wrench counter clockwise to remove them from the car.if they are chrome caps over regular steel wheel nuts then the rust could change the size of the required wrench.size.if you have chrysler road side assitance(3year assitance)then they can get you a tow truck to change the tire if you call the 1-800 # if it hasn`t been over 3 years.other wise you may have to have it towed to a shop.
Find jack follow instructions to raise vehicle after parking brake is on. Remove lug nuts and take wheel with flat tire off. Replace with the spare tire and tighten lug nuts. lower vehicle, put jack , lug wrench and flat tire in vehicle. Drive to a tire repair store and fix the problem.
By changing the spare tire, I am going to assume that you mean changing a flat tire using the spare tire. If I am mistaken please advise.
Locate the area where the spare tire and jack are located. You should see a lug wrench. This would be a X shaped device with closed sockets. Find the correct lug size needed for the Caravan. Loosen the lugs by turning the wrench counter clock wise. A little reminder is (lefty loosey, righty tightey)
After the lugs are loose, jack the car up using the jack provided. Near each wheel is notches which show you where to place the jack. Do not jack any further then you need to lift the car up. Keep in mind that an inflated tire is larger than a deflated.
Remove all the lug nuts and replace the flat tire with a good one. Put the lugs back on and hand tighten. Lower the car and tighten the lug nuts firmly.
The only thing I believe I left out was removing the wheel covers. You should find in a packet with the jack a device to unlock the wheel cover. I can not tell you what it is because each car is unique.
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Find the jack and jack up the rear just in front of the rear tire you are changing. (don't lift off ground completely yet). Using the lug wrench (also called a tire iron) break loose each lug nut.
Finish raising the vehicle just high enough that the tire isn't touching the ground. Finish removing the lug nuts, then pull tire off. Put new (different/spare) tire on, and put the lug nuts back on, and tighten by hand until tire is snug. With the car still raised, lightly tighten the lug nuts, until snug again (by use of lug wrench).
Lower car completely and tighten the lug nuts again (do not over tighten). At all points of tightening lug nuts, do so in a criss cross pattern. Start with one, then move to the one directly across from that, and so on (not all will be "directly" across at all times, so just make sure you alternate and don't go in any consecutive (clockwise/counter clockwise) order.
Location of the spare tire and tools
The spare tire and tools for your vehicle are stowed in the following
Spare tire Under the vehicle, just forward of
the rear bumper
Jack assembly Under the third row bench seat in
the tool bag
Removing the jack and tools
1. Lift the 3rd row seat cushion.
2. Remove the jack assembly from the bag under the seat.
Removing the spare tire
1. Open the liftgate, locate the U-shaped slits in the carpet, and flip up
the piece of carpet to expose the hex nut.
2. Insert the lug nut wrench on the
hex nut in cargo floor.
3. Turn the wrench
counterclockwise until tire is
lowered to the ground and the cable
is slightly slack.
4. Remove the retainer from the
spare tire. It may be necessary to
lift one end of the tire to disengage