How To Change A Flat Tire Ford F-150 Instructions
If you get a flat tire when driving, do not apply the brake heavily. Instead, gradually decrease your speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road. Have a flat tire wheel serviced by an authorized dealer in order to prevent damage to the system sensors. Replace the spare tire with a road tire as soon as possible. During repairing or replacing of the flat tire, have the authorized dealer inspect the system sensor for damage.
Dissimilar Spare Wheel and Tire Assembly Information Ford F-150
If you have a dissimilar spare wheel and tire, then it is intended for temporary use only. This means that if you need to use it, you should replace it as soon as possible with a road wheel and tire assembly that is the same size and type as the road tires and wheels that were originally provided by Ford.
A dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly is defined as a spare wheel and tire assembly that is different in brand, size or appearance from the road tires and wheels.
Full-size dissimilar spare
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly, do not:
- Exceed 70 mph (113 km/h).
- Use more than one dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly at a time.
- Use snow chains on the end of the vehicle with the dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly.
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly, 4WD functionality may be limited, especially when driving in a mechanically locked 4WD mode. You may experience the following:
- Additional noise from the transfer case or other drive components.
- Difficulty shifting out of a mechanically locked 4WD mode.
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly, it is recommended that you do not:
- Exceed 50 mph (80 km/h) in 4WD.
- Engage 4WD unless the vehicle is stationary.
- Use 4WD on dry pavement.
The usage of a full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly can lead to impairment of the following:
- Handling, stability and braking performance.
- Comfort and noise.
- Ground clearance and parking at curbs.
- Winter weather driving capability.
- Wet weather driving capability.
- Four-wheel drive capability.
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly additional caution should be given to:
- Towing a trailer.
- Driving vehicles equipped with a camper body.
- Driving vehicles with a load on the cargo rack.
Drive cautiously when using a full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly and seek service as soon as possible.
Tire Change Procedure Ford F-150
- Do not work on your vehicle when the jack is the only support as your vehicle could slip off the jack. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.
- To help prevent your vehicle from moving when changing a wheel, shift the transmission into park (P), set the parking brake and use an appropriate block or wheel chock to secure the wheel diagonally opposite to the wheel being changed. For example, when changing the front left wheel, place an appropriate block or wheel chock on the right rear wheel.
- Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel.
- Always use the jack provided as original equipment with your vehicle. If using a jack other than the one provided, make sure the jack capacity is adequate for the vehicle weight, including any vehicle cargo or modifications. If you are unsure if the jack capacity is adequate, contact the authorized dealer.
- No person should place any portion of their body under a vehicle that is supported by a jack.
- The jack supplied with this vehicle is only intended for changing wheels. Do not use the vehicle jack other than when you are changing a wheel in an emergency.
- The jack should be used on level firm ground wherever possible.
- Check that the vehicle jack is not damaged or deformed and the thread is lubricated and clean.
- Never place anything between the vehicle jack and the ground.
- Never place anything between the vehicle jack and your vehicle.
- It is recommended that the wheels of the vehicle be chocked, and that no person should remain in a vehicle that is being jacked.
- Switch off the running boards before jacking or placing any object under your vehicle. Never place your hand between the extended running board and your vehicle. A moving running board may cause injury.
Note: Only use the spare tire carrier to stow the tire and wheel combination provided with your vehicle. Other tire and wheel combinations can cause the tire carrier to fail.
Note: Do not use impact tools or power tools operating at over 200 RPM on the spare tire carrier, this may cause a winch malfunction and prevent a secure fit. Override the winch at least three times, there's an audible click each time, to make sure the wheel and tire have been tightened securely.
Note: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked. Park on a level surface, activate the hazard flashers and set the parking brake. Then, place the transmission in park (P) and turn the engine off.
Removing the Vehicle Jack and Tool Kit Ford F-150
The vehicle jack and tool kit are on the rear passenger side of your vehicle, behind the passenger seat.
- Remove the foam top - Ford F-150 Raptor only (image below).
- Release the strap securing the vehicle jack and tool kit to the vehicle (image below).
- With slight downward pressure, slide the vehicle jack and tool kit outward, toward the passenger side of the vehicle.
- Lift the vehicle jack and tool kit off the floor posts and remove from your vehicle.
- With the vehicle jack and tool bag removed from your vehicle, remove the fuel funnel (image below).
- Release the D-ring straps (image below).
- Lift the tool kit off of the vehicle jack.
- Remove the tools from the tool kit (image below).
Note: Only F-150 Raptor trim vehicles receive a wheel chock with the tool kit. Note: No maintenance or addition lubrication of your jack is required over the service life of your vehicle. Removing the Spare Tire Note: Remove the hook end from the assembled jack handle before continuing.
Removing The Spare Tire From Under The Truck Ford F-150
The spare tire on your Ford F-150 is located under the truck, just forward of the rear bumper.
- Use your key to remove the lock cylinder from the access hole of the bumper to allow access to the guide tube.
- Assemble the jack handle as shown in the illustration below.
- Fully insert the jack handle through the bumper hole and into the guide tube through the access hole in the rear bumper.
- Turn the handle counterclockwise until the tire is lowered to the ground and the cable is slightly slack to allow the tire to be slid rearward from under the vehicle.
- Remove the retainer from the center of the wheel.
- Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire. For example, if the left front tire is flat, block the right rear wheel as per image below.
- Get the spare tire and vehicle jack from their storage locations.
- Loosen each wheel lug nut on the affected flat tire one-half turn counterclockwise, but do not remove them.
Warning! Do not get under the truck when it's jacked!
- Front Jacking Points Ford F-150: Use the frame rail as the front jacking location point, not the control arm. The frame rail is marked with an arrow.
- Rear Jacking Points Ford F-150: Jack at the specified locations to avoid damage to the vehicle.
See illustration below for the exact jacking points location on your Ford F-150:
Flat Tire Removal, Spare Tire Installation Instructions Ford F-150.
- Place the vehicle jack at the jacking point next to the tire you are changing. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground.
- Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
- Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, making sure the valve stem is facing outward. Reinstall the lug nuts until the wheel is snug against the hub. Do not fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been lowered.
- Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
- Remove the vehicle jack and fully tighten the lug nuts in the order shown (see image below).
- Stow the flat tire.
- Stow the vehicle jack and lug wrench. Make sure the jack is securely fastened before you drive.
- Unblock the wheels.