Reinstall the wheel nuts (tapered end inward) and tighten them as much as you can by hand. Press back on the tire and see if you can tighten them more.
—Lowering your vehicle
Never use oil or grease on the bolts or nuts. Doing so may lead to overtightening the nuts and damaging the bolts. The nuts may loosen and the wheels may fall off, which could cause a serious accident. If there is oil or grease on any bolt or nut, clean it.
—Lowering your vehicle
9. Lower the vehicle completely and tighten the wheel nuts.
Turn the jack handle counterclockwise to lower the vehicle.
Use only the wheel nut wrench to tighten the nuts. Do not use other tools or any additional leverage other than your hands, such as a hammer, pipe or your foot. Make sure the wrench is securely engaged over the nut.
Tighten each nut a little at a time in the order shown. Repeat the process until all the nuts are tight.
• When lowering the vehicle, make sure all portions of your body and all other persons around will not be injured as the vehicle is lowered to the ground.
• Have the wheel nuts tightened with torque wrench to 103 N-m (10.5 kgfm, 76 ftlbf), as soon as possible after changing wheels. Otherwise, the nuts may loosen and the wheels may fall off, which could cause a serious accident.
• Do not attach a heavily damaged plastic wheel ornament. It may fly off the wheel and cause accidents while the vehicle is moving.
—Stowing flat tire
10.Restow all the tools and jack securely. Then secure the flat tire with the tire tie-down belt in the luggage compartment as follows.
Before stowing flat tire, remove the luggage cover. (See "Luggage cover" on page 175 in Section 1-10.)
Before driving, make sure all the tools, jack and flat tire are securely in place in their storage location to reduce the possibility of personal injury during a collision or sudden braking.
1. Aluminum wheels—Before stowing the flat tire, remove the center wheel ornament by pushing from the reverse side.
Be careful not to lose the wheel ornament.
2. Hook each belt end to the corresponding anchor brackets. Then, put the center portion of the belt onto the rear center head restraint.
3. Return the deck board to the original position and then lock it. (See "Luggage storage box" on page 175 in Section 1-10.)
4. Lay the flat tire on the luggage floor so that the outer side of the tire wheel faces toward the rear of the vehicle. Detach the rear center head restraint from the seat and release the belt.
5. Pass the belt through the center hole of the flat tire wheel.
6. Put the center portion of the belt onto the rear center head restraint position and then return the rear center head restraint.
7. Hold the buckle and pull the belt to secure the tire.
After stowing the flat tire, check that the tire and belt are secured.
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