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Checking tyre condition Land Rover Freelander 1997 - 2006 Diesel 2.0 TD4

OnDemand step-by-step maintenance & repair BETA

Land Rover
Freelander
1997 - 2006  | 2.0 TD4 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 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 spare wheel is fitted to a bracket on the rear door. The vehicle jack, wheel nut brace, and wheel chock are located in the left-hand rear corner of the engine compartment on models up to 2001 model year, and in the rear loadspace lockable stowage box.
Using the wheel nut brace, unscrew the retaining nuts and remove the spare wheel from the bracket. On models with alloy wheels, remove the locking wheel nut cover with the special tool provided.
Using the wheel nut brace, unscrew the retaining nuts and remove the spare wheel from the bracket. On models with alloy wheels, remove the locking wheel nut cover with the special tool provided.
Before raising the vehicle, prise off the wheel nut cover (where fitted), and use the wheel nut brace to slacken each of the wheel nuts half a turn.
Position the jack with the base directly under the jacking point. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the head of the jack fits snugly around the centre of the jacking point.
Turn the handle to raise the vehicle until the wheel is clear of the ground. If the tyre is flat make sure that the vehicle is raised sufficiently to allow the spare wheel to be fitted.
The spare wheel is fitted to a bracket on the rear door. The vehicle jack, wheel nut brace, and wheel chock are located in the left-hand rear corner of the engine compartment on models up to 2001 model year, and in the rear loadspace lockable stowage box.
Lower the vehicle to the ground and tighten the wheel nuts in a diagonal sequence. Refit the jacking point trim, and wheel nut cover where fitted.