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Checking tyre condition Land Rover Freelander 2006 - 2014 Diesel 2.2 TD4

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Land Rover
Freelander
2006 - 2014  | 2.2 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 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.
1 When a puncture occurs, stop as soon as it is safe to do so.
2 Park on firm level ground, if possible, and well out of the way of other traffic. If jacking on a slope is unavoidable, chock the wheel diagonally opposite the one to be removed on the downhill side, using the chock provided in the toolkit.
3 Use hazard warning lights if necessary.
4 Chock the wheel diagonally opposite the one being removed – a couple of large stones will do for this.
5 If the ground is soft, use a flat piece of wood to spread the load under the jack.
6 The vehicle jack, toolkit and spare wheel are located under the luggage compartment floor panel. Lift the panel, pull it rearwards and remove it.
Lift out the floor panel, then undo the nut and retaining bolt
7 Slacken the spare wheel locking ring, undo the retaining bolt and lift out the spare wheel, followed by the tool kit/jack.
Undo the bolt and lift out the jack/brace
8 Using the wheel brace supplied, slacken the roadwheel nuts half a turn each. The wheels may have special locking nuts – these are removed with a special tool, which should be provided with the wheelbrace (or it may be in the glovebox).
Use the special adapter to slacken the locking wheel nut
9 Position the jack head beneath the jacking point under the sill closest to the punctured wheel. Engage the jack head with the sill flange, then smoothly raise the vehicle undo the tyre is clear of the road surface.
The arrow on the sill indicates the jacking point location
10 Unscrew the wheel nuts, noting which way round they fit (tapered side inwards), and remove the wheel.
Undo the nuts and remove the wheel
11 Fit the spare wheel, and screw on the nuts. Lightly tighten the nuts with the wheelbrace, then lower the vehicle to the ground. Securely tighten the wheel nuts. Note that the wheel nuts should be slackened and retightened to 133 Nm (98 Ibf ft) at the earliest possible opportunity.
Fit and tighten the wheel retaining nuts
Caution: If a temporary 'space-saver' spare wheel is fitted, do not exceed 50 mph (80 kmh), and take particular care when cornering.
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