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Roadside wheel change Volkswagen Transporter T4 1990 - 2003 Diesel 2.4

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Volkswagen
Transporter T4
1990 - 2003  | 2.4 Roadside wheel change

  • time 10 to 30 minutes
  • difficulty 4
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.
On Van and Caravelle models, the jack, wheelbrace and vehicle tools are located in a stowage compartment at the rear left of the luggage compartment. On some models it may be necessary to take off a removable cover for access. On Chassis cab models, the jack, wheelbrace and vehicle tools are located either under the rear seat or behind the driver’s seat Release the catches and remove the stowage compartment cover, then unclip the retaining straps and remove the jack, handle and wheelbrace.
Depending on vehicle model, the spare wheel is stored at the rear of the passenger compartment, on an exterior bracket mounted at the rear of the vehicle, or under the rear of the vehicle. If the spare wheel is mounted under the rear of the vehicle, slacken the folding bracket safety bolt (arrowed) until it turns freely.
Undo the folding bracket retaining bolt and allow the bracket to rest on the safety bolt.
Insert the flat end of the wheelbrace into the guide on the folding bracket, up to the stop. Grasp the wheelbrace firmly, lift it slightly and move it to the right until the elongated hole slips over the safety bolt. Lower the folding bracket to the ground. Lift the spare wheel out of the folding bracket.
Where applicable, prise off the wheel bolt covers or wheel trim, using the flat end of the wheelbrace, for access to the wheel bolts. Slacken each wheel bolt by half a turn.
Position the jack under the jacking point nearest the punctured wheel. On Van and Caravelle models, the jacking points are indicated by depressions in the side sills just to the rear of the front wheels and just to the front of the rear wheels. On Chassis cab models, the front jacking points are indicated by depressions in the side sills just to the rear of the front wheels. The rear jacking points are indicated by a triangular mark under the mounting for the trailing arms.
Engage the head of the jack with the jacking point and turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is raised clear of the ground. Unscrew the wheel bolts and remove the wheel. Fit the spare wheel and screw on the bolts. Lightly tighten the bolts with the wheelbrace. Lower the vehicle to the ground and fully tighten the wheel bolts in a diagonal sequence. Refit the wheel bolt covers or wheel trim, as applicable.
1 Tighten the roadwheel bolts to the specified torque at the earliest opportunity.
Roadwheel bolts:
  Up to December 1995 160 Nm (118 Ibf ft)
  January 1996 onwards 180 Nm (133 Ibf ft)
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