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Checking tyre condition Ford Transit 2000 - 2006 Diesel 2.0

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Ford Transit 2000 - 2006  | 2.0 Checking tyre condition

  • time 10 minutes
  • difficulty 1
The original tyres have tread wear safety bands (B), which will appear when the tread depth reaches approximately 1.6 mm. The band positions are indicated by a triangular mark on the tyre sidewall (A)
Alternatively, tread wear can be monitored with an inexpensive device known as a tread depth indicator gauge
Tyre shoulder wear is caused by underinflation, incorrect wheel camber (worn suspension parts), or hard cornering
Tyre centre wear is caused by overinflation
Uneven tyre wear is caused by unbalanced wheels, worn/broken suspension parts, or incorrect wheel alignment. If you need to change a wheel, click below
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Roadside wheel change

Warning: Do not change a wheel in a situation where you risk being hit by other traffic. On busy roads, try to stop in a lay-by or a gateway. Be wary of passing traffic while changing the wheel – it is easy to become distracted by the job in hand.
The jack, jack handle and wheelbrace are located in a stowage compartment in the front right-hand step well. Release the catches and remove the stowage compartment cover, then unclip the retaining straps and remove the jack, handle and wheelbrace.
The spare wheel is located under the rear of the vehicle, held in place by a bracket attached to a steel cable. To access the mechanism that lowers the wheel, locate the guide hole which will be either above the bumper, right of centre, or on the right-hand side of the vehicle, behind the rear wheel. Where fitted, unscrew the security bolt located above the guide hole.
Insert the flat end of the wheelbrace or the short arm of the jack handle (according to model) into the guide hole and engage the mechanism. Turn the wheelbrace or jack handle anti clockwise until the spare wheel rests on the ground and there is slack in the cable.
Slide the spare wheel out from under the vehicle and disengage the cable bracket by unscrewing the wing nut.
Twist the bracket and push the bracket and cable out through the centre of the wheel.
Where applicable, prise off the wheel nut covers or wheel trim, using the flat end of the wheelbrace, for access to the wheel nuts. Slacken each wheel nut by half a turn.
Position the jack under the jacking point nearest the punctured wheel. The front jacking points are the rear bolts for the front subframe which engage with recesses in the flap on top of the jack. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is raised clear of the ground.
The rear jacking points for front wheel drive vehicles are under the rear eyes of the leaf spring, or under the axle as near to the wheel as possible. The rear jacking points for rear wheel drive vehicles are under the axle as near to the wheel as possible. The flap on top of the jack should be flipped to the open position for positive engagement. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is raised clear of the ground.
Unscrew the wheel nuts, noting which way round they fit, and remove the wheel. Fit the spare wheel and screw on the nuts. Lightly tighten the nuts with the wheelbrace.
Lower the vehicle to the ground and fully tighten the wheel nuts. On vehicles with 5-stud wheels, tighten the nut in the sequence shown. On vehicles with 6-stud wheels, tighten the nuts in a diagonal sequence. Refit the wheel nut covers or wheel trim, as applicable.
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