2017 Ford F-150 Owners Manual - Changing a Road Wheel



Changing a Road Wheel

WARNING   WARNING:  Do not use tire sealants as they may damage the tire pressure monitoring system.
WARNING   WARNING:  If the tire pressure monitor sensor becomes damaged it may not function.

Note:   The tire pressure monitoring system indicator light will illuminate when the spare tire is in use. To restore the full function of the monitoring system, all road wheels equipped with tire pressure monitoring sensors must be mounted on this vehicle.
If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the brake heavily. Instead, gradually decrease your speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road.
Have a flat serviced by an authorized dealer in order to prevent damage to the system sensors.  See   Tire Pressure Monitoring System.  Replace the spare tire with a road tire as soon as possible. During repairing or replacing of the flat tire, have the authorized dealer inspect the system sensor for damage.
Dissimilar Spare Wheel and Tire Assembly Information
WARNING   WARNING:  Failure to follow these guidelines could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, injury or death.

If you have a dissimilar spare wheel and tire, then it is intended for temporary use only. This means that if you need to use it, you should replace it as soon as possible with a road wheel and tire assembly that is the same size and type as the road tires and wheels that were originally provided by Ford. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be replaced rather than repaired.
A dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly is defined as a spare wheel and tire assembly that is different in brand, size or appearance from the road tires and wheels and can be one of three types:
1. T-type mini-spare: This spare tire begins with the letter T for tire size and may have Temporary Use Only molded in the sidewall.
2. Full-size dissimilar spare with label on wheel: This spare tire has a label on the wheel that states: THIS WHEEL AND TIRE ASSEMBLY FOR TEMPORARY USE ONLY
When driving with one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above, do not:
  • Exceed 80 km/h.
  • Load the vehicle beyond maximum vehicle load rating listed on the Safety Compliance Label.
  • Tow a trailer.
  • Use snow chains on the end of the vehicle with the dissimilar spare tire.
  • Use more than one dissimilar spare tire at a time.
  • Use commercial car washing equipment.
  • Try to repair the dissimilar spare tire.
Use of one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above at any one wheel location can lead to impairment of the following:
  • Handling, stability and braking performance.
  • Comfort and noise.
  • Ground clearance and parking at curbs.
  • Winter weather driving capability.
  • Wet weather driving capability.
  • Four-wheel drive capability.
3. Full-size dissimilar spare without label on wheel
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly, do not:
  • Exceed 113 km/h.
  • Use more than one dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly at a time.
  • Use commercial car washing equipment.
  • Use snow chains on the end of the vehicle with the dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly.
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly, it is recommended that you do not:
  • Exceed 80 km/h in 4WD.
  • Engage 4WD unless the vehicle is stationary.
  • Use 4WD on dry pavement.
The usage of a full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly can lead to impairment of the following:
  • Handling, stability and braking performance.
  • Comfort and noise.
  • Ground clearance and parking at curbs.
  • Winter weather driving capability.
  • Wet weather driving capability.
  • Four-wheel drive capability.
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly additional caution should be given to:
  • Towing a trailer.
  • Driving vehicles equipped with a camper body.
  • Driving vehicles with a load on the cargo rack.
Drive cautiously when using a full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly and seek service as soon as possible.
Tire Change Procedure
WARNING   WARNING:  When one of the front wheels is off the ground, the transmission alone will not prevent the vehicle from moving or slipping off the jack, even if the transmission is in park (P).
WARNING   WARNING:  To help prevent your vehicle from moving when changing a wheel, shift the transmission into park (P), set the parking brake and use an appropriate block or wheel chock to secure the wheel diagonally opposite to the wheel being changed. For example, when changing the front left wheel, place an appropriate block or wheel chock on the right rear wheel.
WARNING   WARNING:  Do not work on your vehicle when the jack is the only support. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else could be seriously injured.
WARNING   WARNING:  Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel.
WARNING   WARNING:  Always use the jack provided as original equipment with your vehicle. If using a jack other than the one provided, make sure the jack capacity is adequate for the vehicle weight, including any vehicle cargo or modifications. If you are unsure if the jack capacity is adequate, contact the authorized dealer.
WARNING   WARNING:  Switch off the running boards before jacking or placing any object under your vehicle. Never place your hand between the extended running board and your vehicle. A moving running board may cause injury.

Note:   Only use the spare tire carrier to stow the tire and wheel combination provided with your vehicle. Other tire and wheel combinations can cause the tire carrier to fail.
Note:   Do not use impact tools or power tools operating at over 200 RPM on the spare tire carrier, this may cause a winch malfunction and prevent a secure fit. Override the winch at least three times (there will be an audible click each time) to make sure the wheel and tire have been installed securely.
Note:   Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked.
Park on a level surface, activate the hazard flashers and set the parking brake. Then, place the transmission in park (P) and turn the engine off.
Remove the Vehicle Jack and Tool Bag
The vehicle jack and tool bag are located on the rear passenger side of your vehicle.
Jack Foam Removal
  1. Remove the foam top.
Jack Main Strap
  1. Release the strap securing the vehicle jack and tool bag to the vehicle.
  1. With slight downward pressure, slide the vehicle jack and tool bag outward, toward the passenger side of the vehicle.
  1. Lift the vehicle jack and tool bag off the floor posts and remove from your vehicle.
Jack Fuel Funnel Location
  1. With the vehicle jack and tool bag removed from your vehicle, remove the fuel funnel.
Jack D-Ring Straps
  1. Release the D-ring straps.
Jack Tool Bag Removal and Installation
  1. Lift the tool bag off of the vehicle jack.
Jack Handles Kit
  1. Remove the tools from the tool bag.
Note:   Only F-150 Raptor trim vehicles receive a wheel chock with the tool bag.
Removing the Spare Tire
Note:   Remove the hook end from the assembled jack handle before continuing.
The spare tire is located under the vehicle, just forward of the rear bumper.
  1. Use your key to remove the lock cylinder from the access hole of the bumper to allow access to the guide tube.
Jack Handle
  1. Assemble the jack handle as shown in the illustration.
Removing a Spare Tire
  1. Fully insert the jack handle through the bumper hole and into the guide tube through the access hole in the rear bumper.
  1. Turn the handle counterclockwise until the tire is lowered to the ground, the tire can be slid rearward and the cable is slightly slack.
  1. Remove the retainer from the center of the wheel.
Blocking a Wheel
  1. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire. For example, if the left front tire is flat, block the right rear wheel.
  1. Obtain the spare tire and vehicle jack from their storage locations.
  1. Loosen each wheel lug nut on the affected flat tire one-half turn counterclockwise, but do not remove them.
Jacking the Vehicle
Front Jacking Points
Jacking Point Location View
Note:   Use the frame rail as the jacking location point, not the control arm. The frame rail is marked with an arrow.
Rear Jacking Points
Rear Jacking Point
Note:   Jack at the specified locations to avoid damage to the vehicle.
  1. Place the vehicle jack at the jacking point next to the tire you are changing. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground.
  1. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
  1. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, making sure the valve stem is facing outward. Reinstall the lug nuts until the wheel is snug against the hub. Do not fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been lowered.
  1. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
  1. Remove the vehicle jack and fully tighten the lug nuts in the order shown.  See   Technical Specifications
  1. Stow the flat tire. See the Stowing the Flat or Spare Tire.
  1. Stow the vehicle jack and lug wrench. Make sure the jack is fastened securely before you drive. See Stowing the Vehicle Jack and Tool Bag.
  1. Unblock the wheels.
Lug Nuts
Stowing the Flat or Spare Tire
Note:   Failure to follow the spare tire stowage instructions may result in failure of the cable or loss of the spare tire.
  1. Lay the tire on the ground with the valve stem facing up.
  1. Slide the wheel partially under the vehicle and install the retainer through the wheel center. Pull on the cable to align the components at the end of the cable.
  1. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the tire is raised to its stowed position underneath the vehicle. The effort to turn the jack handle increases significantly and the spare tire carrier ratchets or slips when the tire is raised to the maximum tightness. Tighten to the best of your ability, to the point where the ratchet or slip occurs, if possible. The spare tire carrier will not allow you to overtighten. If the spare tire carrier ratchets or slips with little effort, contact your authorized dealer.
  1. Check that the tire lies flat against the frame and is properly tightened. Try to push or pull, then turn the tire to be sure it will not move. Loosen and retighten, if necessary. Failure to properly stow the spare tire may result in failure of the winch cable and loss of the tire.
  1. Repeat this tightness check procedure when servicing the spare tire pressure (every six months, as per your scheduled maintenance information), or at any time that the spare tire is disturbed through service of other components.
  1. If removed, install the spare tire lock into the bumper drive tube with the spare tire lock key and jack handle.
Stowing the Vehicle Jack and Tool Bag
Stowing the Jack
  1. Adjust the jack up or down by rotating the lead screw located on the end of the jack. The stowage markings should line up with the bottom channel.
Jack Handles Kit
  1. Place the tools inside of the tool bag.
Jack Tool Bag Removal and Installation
  1. Install the tool bag to the top of the vehicle jack.
Jack D-Ring Straps
  1. Install the D-ring straps that secure the tool bag to the vehicle jack.
Jack Fuel Funnel Location
  1. Install the fuel funnel.
  1. Position the jack base so the key hole slots align with the posts in the floor.
  1. With slight downward pressure, slide the vehicle jack and tool bag inwards toward the driver side of the vehicle until it stops.
Jack Main Strap
  1. Secure the strap that holds the vehicle jack and tool bag to the vehicle.
Jack Foam Removal
  1. Install the foam top.

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