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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Tire Changing

Removing the Spare Tire and Tools

To access the spare tire:

  1. Open the liftgate.

Removing the Spare Tire and Tools

  1. Push the levers on the load floor.
  2. Lift the load floor and hang the hook to the tailgate opening.

Tire Changing

  1. Remove the tire protector foam.

Tire Changing

  1. Remove the wheel retainer bolt holding down the spare tire by turning it counterclockwise.
  2. Remove the compact spare tire.

    See Compact Spare Tire on page 10-65 for more information.

The tools are located between the compact spare tire and the liftgate.

To access the tools:

Tire Changing

  1. Tool Bag
  2. Wing-bolt
  3. Jack
  1. Remove the wing-bolt (2) from the jack.
  2. Remove the jack (3) and tool bag (1).
  3. Remove the straps holding the bag containing the wheel wrench and extension jack handle, if the vehicle has one.

    Remove the wheel wrench and extension jack handle, if the vehicle has one, from the bag.

Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire

  1. Do a safety check before proceeding. See If a Tire Goes Flat on page 10-57 for more information.

Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire

  1. Use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Do not remove them yet.

Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire

  1. Position the lift head at the jack location nearest the flat tire.

    Make sure all of the jack lift head is touching the jacking flange under the body. Do not place the jack under a body panel. The lower body panel has an arrow to aid in locating the jacking location.

Warning

  • Getting under a vehicle when it is lifted on a jack is dangerous.

    If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack.

  • Raising the vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall. To help avoid personal injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle.
  • Lifting a vehicle and getting under it to do maintenance or repairs is dangerous without the appropriate safety equipment and training. If a jack is provided with the vehicle, it is designed only for changing a flat tire. If it is used for anything else, you or others could be badly injured or killed if the vehicle slips off the jack. If a jack is provided with the vehicle, only use it for changing a flat tire.

Caution

Make sure that the jack lift head is in the correct position or you may damage your vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty.

  1. If you have a coin/pierce jack, attach the jack handle extension to the jack by sliding the hook through the end of the jack and insert the other end of the jack handle into the wrench.

    If you have a hex-head jack, attach the jack lift-assist tool by placing the hex of the jack lift-assist tool over the hex head of the jack.

Coin/Pierce Jack and Wrench
Coin/Pierce Jack and Wrench

Hex Head Jack and Wrench
Hex Head Jack and Wrench

  1. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the road tire to be removed.
  2. Remove all of the wheel nuts.
  3. Remove the flat tire.
  4. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel.

Warning

Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When changing a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, a cloth or a paper towel can be used; however, use a scraper or wire brush later to remove all rust or dirt.

  1. Place the compact spare tire on the wheel-mounting surface.
  2. Reinstall the wheel nuts.

    Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub.

Warning

Never use oil or grease on bolts or nuts because the nuts might come loose. The vehicle's wheel could fall off, causing a crash.

  1. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.

Tire Changing

  1. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence, as shown.

Warning

Wheel nuts that are improperly or incorrectly tightened can cause the wheels to become loose or come off. The wheel nuts should be tightened with a torque wrench to the proper torque specification after replacing. Follow the torque specification supplied by the aftermarket manufacturer when using accessory locking wheel nuts. See Capacities and Specifications on page 12-2 for original equipment wheel nut torque specifications.

Caution

Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification. See Capacities and Specifications for the wheel nut torque specification.

  1. Lower the jack all the way and remove the jack from under the vehicle.
  2. Tighten the bolts firmly with the wheel wrench.

When reinstalling full plastic covers or center caps, tighten all the plastic caps hand snug, then tighten with the wheel wrench an additional one-quarter of a turn.

Caution

Wheel covers will not fit on the vehicle's compact spare. If you try to put a wheel cover on the compact spare, the cover or the spare could be damaged.

Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools

Warning

Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place.

To store the flat or spare tire and tools:

Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools

  1. Tool Bag
  2. Wing-bolt
  3. Jack
  1. Place the wheel wrench and extension, if the vehicle has one, into the tool bag (1) and use the straps to secure the tool bag (1) to the fully collapsed jack (3)
  2. Install the jack (3) between the back of the trunk and the compact spare tire and secure with the wing bolt (2).
  3. Reverse Steps 1-3 under "Removing the Spare Tire and Tools" to replace the floor and lock in place.
  4. Place the flat, or damaged tire, face down, on the bottom of the spare tire compartment.

Before
Before

After
After

  1. Remove the disk from the retainer bolt. Turn the disk over and place it back on the retainer bolt.

    Return the disk back to its original position after removing the flat tire from the spare tire compartment and before storing the spare tire.

Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools

  1. Place the wheel retainer bolt onto the wheel stow rod and tighten by turning it clockwise.

The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as possible.

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