Ford Fusion: Changing a road wheel - Wheels and tyres - Ford Fusion Owners manualFord Fusion: Changing a road wheel

Spare wheel

If the spare wheel differs from the otherfitted wheels, these rules must befollowed:

WARNINGS:

Do not exceed 80 km/h (50 mph).

Drive the shortest possibledistances before having the sparewheel changed.

Do not fit more than one sparewheel on your vehicle at any onetime.

Do not use snow chains on this typeof wheel.

Note: The spare wheel is located underthe floor cover in the luggagecompartment.

Locking wheel nuts

You can obtain a replacement lockingwheel nut key and replacement lockingwheel nuts from your dealer using thereference number certificate.

Vehicle jack

WARNINGS:

The vehicle jack supplied with yourvehicle should only be used whenchanging a wheel in emergencysituations.

Before using the vehicle jack, checkthat it is not damaged or deformedand that the thread is lubricated andfree from foreign matter.

Never place anything between thejack and the ground, or the jack andthe vehicle.

Your vehicle jack and wheel brace arelocated in the spare wheel well.

Note: Vehicles with a tyre repair kit or runflat tyres are not equipped with a vehiclejack or a wheel brace.

It is recommended to use a workshoptype hydraulic jack for changing betweensummer and winter tyres.

Note: Use a jack with a minimum liftingcapacity of 1.5 tonnes and a lifting platewith a minimum diameter of 80 millimetres(3.1 inches).

CAUTION:

Jacking and lifting pointsEmergency use only AMaintenance B

CAUTION:

Use only the specified jacking points.

If you use other positions, you maydamage the body, steering,suspension, engine, braking system orthe fuel lines.

Indentations in the sills A show thelocation of the jacking points.

Indentations in the sills A show thelocation of the jacking points.

Note: If your vehicle is fitted with sideskirts, remove the cover beforepositioning the vehicle jack.

Note: If your vehicle is fitted with sideskirts, remove the cover beforepositioning the vehicle jack.

Removing a road wheel

WARNINGS:

Park your vehicle in such a positionthat neither the traffic nor you arehindered or endangered.

Set up a warning triangle.

Make sure that the vehicle is on firm,level ground with the wheelspointing straight ahead.

Switch off the ignition and apply theparking brake.

If your vehicle has a manualtransmission, select first or reversegear. If it has an automatictransmission, select park.

If your vehicle is fitted with aDurashift EST transmission, select agear before switching off theignition.

Have the passengers leave thevehicle.

Secure the diagonally oppositewheel with an appropriate block orwheel chock.

Do not work underneath the vehiclewhen it is supported only by a jack.

Make sure that the jack is vertical tothe jacking point and the base is flaton the ground.

CAUTION:

Do not lay alloy wheels face down onthe ground, this will damage thepaint.

1. Insert the flat end of the wheel bracebetween the rim and the hub coverand carefully remove the hub cap orcover.

2. Install the locking wheel nut key.

2. Install the locking wheel nut key.

3. Fully extend the wheel brace ifapplicable.

4. Slacken the wheel nuts.

5. Jack up the vehicle until the tyre isclear of the ground.

6. Remove the wheel nuts and thewheel.

Installing a road wheel

WARNINGS:

Use only approved wheel and tyresizes. Using other sizes coulddamage the vehicle and will makethe National Type Approval invalid. SeeTechnical specifications.

Do not fit run flat tyres on vehiclesthat were not originally fitted withthem. Please contact your dealerfor more details regarding compatibility.

Make sure that the arrows ondirectional tyres point in the directionof rotation when the vehicle ismoving forwards. If you have to fit a sparewheel with the arrows pointing in theopposite direction, have the tyre refittedin the correct direction by a properlytrained technician.

CAUTION:

Do not install alloy wheels usingwheel nuts designed for use withsteel wheels.

Note: Make sure the wheel and hubcontact surfaces are free from foreignmatter.

Note: Make sure that the cones on thewheel nuts are against the wheel.

1. Install the wheel.

2. Install the wheel nuts finger tight.

3. Install the locking wheel nut key.

3. Install the locking wheel nut key.

4. Partially tighten the wheel nuts in thesequence shown.

4. Partially tighten the wheel nuts in thesequence shown.

5. Lower the vehicle and remove thejack.

6. Fully tighten the wheel nuts in thesequence shown. See Technicalspecifications.

7. Install the hub cap or cover using theball of your hand.

WARNING:

Have the wheel nuts checked fortightness and the tyre pressurechecked as soon as possible.

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