Jaguar S-Type. Service manual - part 38


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Jaguar S-Type. Service manual - part 38



Wheel Changing



Wheel Changing


Be prepared for a flat tire. Know where 
equipment is stowed and read the wheel 
changing and jacking instructions 

If a wheel change is required, pull off the 
road completely. Park on ground which is 
as level and solid as possible. Make sure 
that the vehicle is clear of any objects that 
will obstruct the safe removal of the 
wheel. Switch on the hazard warning 
indicators, and where legally required, 
display a warning triangle.



• It can be dangerous to change a 

wheel when the vehicle is on a 
slope or soft, uneven ground.

• Wheels are extremely heavy. Take 

care when lifting and particularly 
when removing and replacing a 
wheel in its storage position in the 
luggage compartment.


The spare wheel and jacking equipment 
are stored under the luggage 
compartment floor panel.

To remove the spare wheel, fold the 
luggage compartment floor panel towards 
the rear seats. Remove the tray 
containing the jacking equipment to gain 
access to the wheel. Unscrew the 
retaining nut and remove the spare wheel. 
Remove the jack and wheel nut wrench.


Wheel Changing



Observe the following warnings before 
using the wheel:



• Please note temporary use spare 

wheel warning label. Follow the 
instructions on the label. Failure to 
comply can be dangerous.

• When a temporary use spare wheel 

is fitted, drive with caution and 
replace with the specified wheel 
and tire as soon as possible.

• Do not fit more than one temporary 

use spare wheel and tire assembly 
at one time.

• The temporary use spare wheel 

must be inflated to the correct 

• Temporary use spare wheel, 

maximum speed is 80 km/h 
(50 mph).

Note: Maintenance information for the 
temporary use spare wheel is the same as 
given for normal tires. See page 211.


Where Jaguar locking wheel nuts are 
fitted (one on each wheel), they can only 
be removed using the correct key socket.

The locking wheel nut comprises two 
grooved parts, front and rear, which must 
be turned together to allow the nut to be 
fitted or removed.

To remove the nut, the front and rear 
grooves must be aligned. Locate the key 
socket in the grooves and push it fully 
over both parts of the nut. Fit the wheel 
nut wrench over the key socket and 
loosen the locking wheel nut.

Attempting to remove the nut without the 
correct key socket (such as attempted 
theft) or with the socket not located over 
the rear part of the nut, will cause the front 
part (1) only to turn.

If this has happened, rotate the front part 
with the key socket until the grooves are 
re-aligned and then push the socket fully 
over the nut.

Should a new key socket be required, 
contact your Jaguar Dealer. Proof of 
vehicle ownership will be required.

Wheel Changing




1. Make sure that all passengers are in a 

safe place, clear of the vehicle.

2. Apply the parkbrake and select gear 

position P (Park) or select a low gear 
on a manual transmission vehicle.

3. Make sure that the jack is placed on 

firm and level ground.

Note: When one rear wheel is lifted off the 
ground, the selection of a low gear on 
manual vehicles or automatic 
transmission P (Park) position will not 
prevent the vehicle from moving and 
possibly slipping off the jack.



• Before attempting to lift the vehicle 

with the jack, chock the wheel 
diagonally opposite to the wheel 
being replaced to prevent the 
vehicle from rolling when jacked 
up. A wheel chock is supplied with 
the jacking equipment for this 

• Never work under the vehicle using 

only the jack as a support; always 
use axle stands or suitable 
supports under the jacking points.

Before raising the vehicle slacken, but do 
not remove the wheel nuts.

Observe the instructions printed on the 

Use the jack only for lifting the vehicle 
during wheel changing, and only use the 
jack which is stored in the vehicle.

Do not start or run the engine while the 
vehicle is only supported by a jack.

There are four jacking points, two each 
side of the vehicle on the underside of the 
floor. These provide positive location for 
the jack. The front jacking point is 
approximately 18 cm (7 inches) from the 
front wheel and the rear is approximately 
28 cm (11 inches) forward of the rear 

The simplest way to correctly locate the 
jacking point is to feel along the sill panel 
to the cut-away portion and then fit the 
jack to the body, not to the sill panel.


Wheel Changing


Caution: Make sure, before raising the 
vehicle, that the jack is correctly 
positioned to avoid any damage to the 
vehicle sills or sill panels. Use only the 
correct jacking points, never use 
bumpers or any other part of the body 
to lift the vehicle.



• Do not attempt to lift the vehicle 

unless the jack head is fully 
engaged in the jacking point.

• Make sure that the parkbrake is 


Place the jack squarely beneath the 
appropriate jacking point. Make sure that 
the jack head is fully engaged. Carefully 
raise the vehicle by turning the handle. 
Stop jacking the vehicle when the tire just 
clears the ground. Minimum tire lift gives 
maximum vehicle stability.

Remove the wheel nuts and the wheel.

When changing the alloy road wheels, 
transfer the center badge to the 
replacement wheel (when a full size spare 
wheel is used). Using the plastic tipped 
end of the wheel nut wrench handle from 
the inside of the wheel, push the center 
badge from its housing. Push the center 
badge into the replacement wheel. If the 
temporary use spare wheel is to be fitted, 
keep the center badge safely and fit it to 
the repaired full size wheel when it has 
been refitted.

Fit the spare wheel and loosely secure 
with the wheel nuts.

Using the wheel nut wrench, lightly 
tighten the wheel nuts alternately using 
the sequence shown in the illustration.

Tightening the wheel nuts

Lower the jack and tighten the wheel nuts 
alternately, DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN.

At the earliest opportunity have the wheel 
nuts tightened with a torque wrench to 
125 Nm  (92 lbf.ft.).

This torque must not be exceeded.

Stowing the equipment

Stow the replaced road wheel in the 
luggage compartment, position the wheel 
and secure with the retaining nut.

Place the storage tray with the jack and 
wrench over the wheel.

Reposition the luggage compartment 
floor panel.

Note: Examine the jack occasionally and 
clean and grease the threads to ensure it 
is always ready for an emergency.



When the temporary use spare wheel 
has been fitted, drive with caution and 
replace with the specified wheel and 
tire as soon as possible.








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