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Re: Tire Change on 2006 Ford Explorer
Kick the tire. Not only will it make him feel better, but it should come off. The center of the wheel is probably a tight fit where it fits on the 'hub' (where the brakes and wheel bearings are located. Kick the tire near the outer edge, continue all around 'til it comes off. Please let me know how you make out. countrycurt0
We rocked the Explorer sideways and drove it backward and forward about 10 feet in each direction with 2 lugnuts holding on the flat. Jacked it back up and the flat popped right off!!
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Before doing anything make sure you have air in your spare..,A good Jack and spare tire removal kit....The kit should be under or behind the passenger seat..I don't like the factory Jack it comes with because sometimes you need a good strong block of wood to achieve the height you need to contact the vehicle..and sometimes they don't work correctly...Some spare tire release tools are under the hood..It is a long skinny rod ...You have to use rod or rod kit to stick through the rear bumper at the slot and turn the rod counterclockwise after you feel the rod connect with the release mechanism..,Lower the spare until it touches the ground then keep turning so you can have enough slack to remove cable from spare tire...Set parking brake while in park and use the lug nut removal tool to break loose the lug nuts before raising vehicle..They are removed counter clockwise..Don't take nuts off just break them loose...Block front wheels for safety with anything solid you can find if you are stranded..If you can't find anything rely on parking brake..It should be safe in park but safety first....Jack vehicle up..,remove all lug nuts put them in a safe clean place don't lose them..Remove flat tire..Install spare..Start each lug nut and tighten them all tight by hand..Snug each nut clockwise in a star pattern ..Get them good and tight but don't try to hurt yourself or break the stud...Lower vehicle,remove Jack..Snug each lug nut once again for safety..Put flat in truck bed for now rather than back in the spare storage area because it has to be repaired..Crank spare cable that held spare under truck clockwise until it stops.Remove tool..,Gather all tools used., remove blocks from front tires.,Head to a tire store...
Loosens the lug nuts
Jack up the wheel.
Remove the lug nuts
Remove the wheel
Install the spare
Install the lug nuts until snug
Lower off the jack
Tighten the lug nuts
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Hi, the spare tire is stored on the underside of the vehicle, under the right-side cargo door. The bolt is located in a recessed area that is protected by a small square plastic covering. To remove the spare tire, find and remove the bolt cover, then use your lug nut wrench to loosen the bolt holding the tire.
Remove the spare tire fastener's plastic cover, place the lug nut wrench onto the lug nut holding the tire onto the bolt, turn the wrench in a counter-clockwise direction until the tire is released and reaches the ground.
Open the hatch back. On the left-hand side is a panel that you can open in which the jack resides. Take that out.
(If you want to use the spare tire, located under the trunk space...) You will see a plastic disc on the floor of the trunk space (where you store your luggage/groceries/etc). With a flat head screw driver pop the flat disc up & off. This will reveal a nut that you can turn to lower/release the spare tire that is directly underneath it.
If your T&C is like mine, you have a plastic cover in the middle of each alloy wheel that covers the lug nuts. This plastic cover can be popped off with the flat/nubby end of the crow bar that comes with the jack. It fits perfectly into a slot on the plastic cover.
Once you get the plastic cover off, the 5 lug nuts are revealed to you. Before you jack up the van, even a little, I would try to loosen all 5 lug nuts, just a bit...to get them going. Once the van is jacked up, it will be difficult to begin to loosen the lug nuts.
With the nuts loosened, set up the jack so that once you begin to turn it, the slot in the jack fits right into the frame of the van. You will see the frame that fits the slot in the jack between the front tires and back tires, on either side of the van.
Once the tire you want to change is fully lifted off of the ground, loosen the rest of the lug nuts and remove the tire. Replace it and reverse the order of what you just did. Get the 5 lug nuts onto the new tire, but only snug them up by hand. Once the tire touches the ground as the jack is lowered, then you can fully tighten the lug nuts with the crowbar.
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.
I trust this is detailed enough for you. If not, please feel free to contact me and I will answer any questions you might have.
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block wheel on opposing side to avoid rolling.loosen lug bolts on wheel using lug wrench. donot completely remove nuts. place jack at designated position on side of car. diagram should be on spare cover in trunk under carpet along with the appropriate tools.raise vehicle with jack just high enough to clear ground. remove nuts and flat tire and replace with spare. tightened lug nuts and lower jack. check nuts again for tightness.
Take a picture of the lug nut and go to the auto parts store to buy the key that fits the lug nut. You may have to purchase the whole kit with the key, but at least you will always have spare lug nuts. Alternative is to show the picture to the locksmith shop and see if they have any suggestions. Poor boy fix is to go to Sears and purchase their Lug Nut breaker to remove the nut and install a regular one.