Nissan Juke Owners Manual : Changing a flat tire

If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions below.

Stopping the vehicle

1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and away from traffic.

2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers.

3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake.

4. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) models:

Move the shift lever to the P (Park) position.

Manual Transmission (MT) models: Move the shift lever to the R (Reverse) position.

5. Turn off the engine.

6. Raise the hood to warn other traffic, and to signal professional road assistance personnel that you need assistance.

7. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle and stand in a safe place, away from traffic and clear of the vehicle.

WARNING

  Make sure the parking brake is securely applied and the Manual Transmission is shifted into R (Reverse), or the Continuously Variable Transmission into P (Park).

Never change tires when the vehicle is on a slope, ice or slippery areas.

This is hazardous.

Never change tires if oncoming traffic is close to your vehicle. Wait for professional road assistance.

Blocking wheels


Blocking wheels

Place suitable blocks 1 at both the front and back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to prevent the vehicle from moving when it is jacked up.

WARNING

Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle may move and result in personal injury.

Jacking tools


Jacking tools

Getting the spare tire and tools

Open the lift gate. Raise the cargo floor board 1 . Remove jacking tools.

The spare tire is located under the cargo floor board.


The spare tire is located under the cargo floor board.

Loosen the clamp 2 and remove the spacer 1 and take out the spare tire.

Jacking up the vehicle and removing the damaged tire

WARNING

Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by the jack. If it is necessary to work under the vehicle, support it with safety stands.

Use only the jack provided with your vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use the jack provided with your vehicle on other vehicles. The jack is designed for lifting only your vehicle during a tire change.

Use the correct jack-up points.

Never use any other part of the vehicle for jack support.

  Never jack up the vehicle more than necessary.

Never use blocks on or under the jack.

Do not start or run the engine while vehicle is on the jack, as it may cause the vehicle to move.

Do not allow passengers to stay in the vehicle while it is on the jack.

Carefully read the caution label attached to the jack body and the following instructions.

Jack-up point


Jack-up point

1. Place the jack directly under the jack-up point as illustrated so the top of the jack contacts the vehicle at the jack-up point.

Align the jack head between the two notches in the front or the rear as shown.

Also fit the groove of the jack head between the notches as shown.

The jack should be used on level firm ground.

2. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by turning it counterclockwise with


2. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by turning it counterclockwise with the wheel nut wrench. Do not remove the wheel nuts until the tire is off the ground.

3. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever and rod with both hands as shown above.

Carefully raise the vehicle until the tire clears the ground. Remove the wheel nuts, and then remove the tire.

Installing the spare tire


Installing the spare tire

The spare tire is designed for emergency use. (See specific instructions under the heading Wheels and tires .)

1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface between the wheel and hub.

2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten the wheel nuts finger tight. Check that all the wheel nuts contact the wheel surface horizontally.

3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel nuts alternately and evenly in the sequence as illustrated (1 ,2 ,3 ,4 ,5 ), more than 2 times, until they are tight.

4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire touches the ground. Then, with the wheel nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely in the sequence as illustrated. Lower the vehicle completely.

WARNING

  Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose or come off.

This could cause an accident.

Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts. This could cause the nuts to become loose.

  Retighten the wheel nuts when the vehicle has been driven for 600 miles (1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, etc.).

As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque with a torque wrench.

Wheel nut tightening torque:

80 ft-lb (108 Nm)

The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to specifications at all times. It is recommended that the wheel nuts be tightened to specifications at each lubrication interval.

Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure.

COLD pressure:

After the vehicle has been parked for 3 hours or more or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).

COLD tire pressures are shown on the Tire and Loading Information label affixed to the driver side center pillar.

Stowing the damaged tire and the tools

1. Securely store the jack, tools and the damaged tire in the storage area.

2. Replace the cargo floor box and board.

3. Close the lift gate.

WARNING

Always make sure that the spare tire and jacking equipment are properly secured after use. Such items can become dangerous projectiles in an accident or sudden stop.

The spare tire and small size spare tire are designed for emergency use.

See specific instructions under the heading Wheels and tires .

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