How to Remove the Spare and Change the Tire on a Plymouth Voyagerby Gracie Sprouse
Being stranded on a deserted highway or country road with a flat tire can be nerve-racking if you don't know how to change a tire. Refer to the owner's manual for jack placement points and the location of the jack and tools. Most vans and SUVs such as the Plymouth Voyager keep a spare tire under the rear cargo area. The spare tire release bolt typically is found under the cargo area's carpet near the bumper.
Locate the lug wrench and jack. Open the rear cargo hatch and lift the carpet back to reveal the spare tire lowering bolt.
Place the lug wrench on the bolt and turn it clockwise until the tire is on the ground. Remove the cable from the center of the rim by turning the end of the cable upright. Pull it through the center of the rim. Remove the tire from under the vehicle. Remove the hubcap from the flat tire and use the lug wrench to loosen the wheel's lug nuts.
Place the jack under the vehicle at a lift point on the pinch weld of the vehicle's undercarriage. Raise the vehicle. Use the lug wrench to remove the lug nuts from the wheel studs. Slide the tire and rim off the hub assembly.
Place the spare tire onto the hub assembly with the valve stem facing out. Install the lug nuts snugly.
Lower the jack and remove it from the vehicle.
Place the flat tire under the vehicle to reinstall the cable. Place the lug wrench on the cable nut inside the vehicle and turn it counterclockwise to raise the tire until it touches the underside of the vehicle.
- C.A. Dorman,Automotive Mechanic, Amherst, VA
Things You'll Need
- Lug wrench
Gracie Sprouse has been writing professionally since 1976. Her areas of expertise are in antiques, crafts, real estate, income taxes and small businesses. Her education consists of an Associate of Applied Science with a business and accounting major from Piedmont Virginia Community College.