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Checking tyre condition Volvo V70 1998 - 2007 Diesel 2.4D

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Volvo V70 1998 - 2007  | 2.4D 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 spare wheel and tools are stored in the luggage compartment under the carpet. Release the restraining straps, remove the wheel brace and jack . . .
. . . then unscrew the spare wheel retainer from the centre of the wheel.
Slacken each wheel bolt by a half turn, using the wheel brace. If the bolts are too tight, DON’T stand on the brace to undo them – call for assistance.
On models with alloy wheels, a Volvo socket may be needed to remove the security bolt – the socket should be in the glovebox or toolkit.
Engage the jack head with the reinforced bracket located in the middle of the sill on each side of the car (don’t jack the vehicle at any other point of the sill).
Turn the handle clockwise until the wheel is raised clear of the ground, then unscrew the wheel bolts and remove the wheel.
Fit the spare wheel, noting that there is a special locating peg (arrowed) on the wheel hub, which must fit through the hole in the temporary spare wheel, or into the space inside the wheel hub on regular roadwheels.
Fit and screw in the bolts. Lightly tighten the bolts with the wheel brace, then lower the vehicle to the ground. Securely tighten the wheel bolts, then refit the wheel trim or hub cap, as applicable. The wheel bolts should be slackened and retightened to the correct torque (140 Nm) as soon as possible.
Note: Some models are supplied with a special lightweight ‘space-saver’ spare wheel, the tyre being narrower than standard, and marked TEMPORARY USE ONLY. The space-saver spare wheel is intended only for temporary use, and must be changed back to a standard wheel as soon as possible. Drive with particular care with this wheel fitted, especially through corners and when braking – Volvo recommend a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) when the special spare wheel is in use.
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