Jeep Liberty: Jacking Instructions - Jacking And Tire Changing - What To Do In Emergencies - Jeep Liberty Owner's ManualJeep Liberty: Jacking Instructions

WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help prevent personal injury or damage to your vehicle:

• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the edge of the roadway as possible before raising the vehicle.

• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.

• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised.

• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in REVERSE.

• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a jack.

• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack.

• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.

• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for lifting this vehicle during a tire change.

• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely careful of motor traffic.

Jack Warning Label
Jack Warning Label

CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on locations other than those indicated in the Jacking Instructions for this vehicle.

1. Remove spare tire.

2. Remove jack and tools from mounting bracket. Assemble the tools by connecting the driver to the extension, and then to the lug wrench.

3. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the ground.

4. Locate the jack as shown. For the front tires, place it (rearward) of the notch on the body weld seam behind wheel to be changed.

Front Jacking Location
Front Jacking Location

For the rear tires, place it under the axle by the wheel to be changed.

Rear Jacking Location
Rear Jacking Location

Position the jack handle on the jack. Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is fully engaged.

5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right.

Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire.

Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability.

WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle less stable and cause a collision. It could slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough to remove the tire.

6. Remove the lug nuts and wheel.

7. Position the spare wheel/tire on the vehicle and install lug nuts with the cone-shaped end toward the wheel.

Lightly tighten the nuts.

CAUTION!
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the spare tire is mounted incorrectly.

Mounting Spare Tire
Mounting Spare Tire

WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle has been lowered.

8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left, and remove the jack.

9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the wrench while at the end of the handle for increased leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each nut has been tightened twice. The correct wheel nut tightness is 95 ft lb (130 N·m). If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service station.

10. Lower the jack to it’s fully closed position.

11. Secure the tire, jack, and tools in their proper locations.

WARNING!
A loose tire or jack, thrown forward in a collision or hard stop, could endanger the occupants of the vehicle.

Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places provided.

12. Remove blocks from wheels.

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