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Checking tyre condition Land Rover Discovery 2004 - 2009 Diesel 2.7 TDV6

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Land Rover Discovery 2004 - 2009  | 2.7 TDV6 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 under-inflation, incorrect wheel camber (worn suspension parts) or hard cornering
Tyre centre wear is caused by over-inflation
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 another vehicle. 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.

Changing the wheel

The spare wheel is located under the rear of the vehicle. The tools/ jack are stored under the luggage compartment floor panel (5-seat models) or behind the right-hand side luggage compartment panel (7-seat models).
Place the chocks behind and in front of the wheel diagonally opposite to the one to be removed. Before removing the spare wheel, note its fitted location. The roadwheel must be fitted in the same position.
Lift the luggage compartment floor panel and remove the jack (5-seat models only), then remove the cover from the luggage compartment floor.
Using the wheel brace provided, rotate the winch nut anti-clockwise and lower the spare wheel.
When the winch cable becomes slack, manoeuvre the lifting lug from the centre of the spare wheel.
On models with air suspension, ensure the suspension is set to the off-road height, then position the jack under the vehicle chassis, so the pin on the jack head is aligned with the corresponding hole. Raise the jack using the 2-piece jack lever and wheel brace, until the pin engages with the hole.
On models with steel coil spring suspension, position the jack under the jacking point on the relevant suspension lower arm. Raise the jack so the jack is located securely, but the wheel is still on the ground.
Use the wheel brace to slacken the roadwheel nuts half-a-turn. Note that where alloy wheels are fitted, use the locking nut adapter in the tool bag to unscrew the nut. Operate the jack until the wheel is raised clear of the ground. Unscrew the wheel nuts and remove the wheel.
Fit the spare wheel and screw on the wheel nuts. Lightly tighten the nuts with the wheel brace then slowly lower the vehicle to the ground. Securely tighten the wheel nuts then refit the wheel trim/hub cap (as applicable). Note that the wheel nuts should be slackened and retightened to the correct torque (140 Nm/103 lbf ft) at the earliest possible opportunity.
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