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Ford Focus Service Manual: Wheel and Tire - Removal and Installation

Material
Item Specification
High Temperature Nickel Anti-Seize Lubricant XL-2
Motorcraft® SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil (US); Motorcraft® SAE 5W-20 Super Premium Motor Oil (Canada) XO-5W20-QSP (US); CXO-5W20-LSP12 (Canada) WSS-M2C945-A


 
Item Part Number Description
1 Wheel nut cap (part of 1130) (4 required)
2 1130 Wheel cover
3 1012 Wheel nut (4 required)
4 Wheel and tire assembly

Removal

All vehicles

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section  100-02.

Vehicles equipped with wheel cover

  1. Using a 19 mm (0.748 in) socket or by hand, rotate the 4 wheel nut caps counterclockwise one-fourth-turn and remove the 4 caps.

  1. NOTICE: Do not use heat to loosen a seized wheel nut. Heat may damage the wheel and wheel bearings.

    NOTICE: The wheel nuts must be removed prior to removing the wheel cover or damage to the wheel cover may occur.

    Remove the 4 wheel nuts.

  1. Remove the wheel cover and the wheel and tire.

Vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels

  1. Remove the 4 wheel nuts and the wheel and tire.

Installation

All vehicles

  1. WARNING: When
    a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign material present on the mounting surface of the wheel and the mounting surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc. Make sure that any fasteners that attach the rotor to the hub are secured so they do not interfere with the mounting surfaces of the wheel. Failure to follow these instructions when installing wheels may result in the wheel nuts loosening and the wheel coming off while the vehicle is in motion, which could result in loss of control, leading to serious injury or death to vehicle occupant(s).

    NOTICE: Make sure to apply a thin coat of anti-seize lubrication only to the interface between the wheel pilot bore and the hub pilot. Do not allow the anti-seize to make contact with the wheel-to-brake disc/drum mounting surface, wheel studs, wheel nuts, brake pads or brake disc friction surfaces or damage to components may occur.

    Clean the wheel mounting surfaces and apply a thin coat of anti-seize to the wheel hub pilot surface (wheel only).
  1. WARNING: Use
    only the specified lubricant on the wheel studs as directed in the following procedure. Incorrect lubricant application may result in insufficient wheel nut torque, resulting in possible wheel/tire separation from the vehicle. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious injury to the vehicle occupant(s).

    NOTE:

    Do not allow oil to build up in the wheel stud threads. Only use 2 to 3 drops of oil per wheel hub.

    Apply 2 to 3 drops of the specified motor oil to a clean shop towel. Using the shop towel, apply the oil to the wheel stud threads.
    • Wipe off any excess oil from the wheel stud threads.
  1. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  1. WARNING: Retighten
    wheel nuts within 160 km (100 mi) after a wheel is reinstalled. Wheels can loosen after initial tightening. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious injury to vehicle occupant(s).

    NOTICE: Failure to tighten the wheel nuts in a star/cross pattern can result in high brake disc runout, which will speed up the development of brake roughness, shudder and vibration.

    NOTE:

    The wheel nut torque specification is for clean, dry wheel stud and wheel nut threads.

    Install the 4 wheel nuts by hand.
    • Tighten the wheel nuts in a star/cross pattern to 135 Nm (100 lb-ft).

Vehicles with wheel cover

  1. Position the wheel nut caps using hand force only. Rotate the wheel nut caps one-fourth-turn clockwise until a positive stop can be felt.

  1. Align the wheel cover valve stem opening with the valve stem.
  1. Using a suitable rubber mallet, strike the center of the wheel cover, securing the wheel cover to the wheel nuts.
    • Gently pull on the spokes of the wheel cover to confirm that it is secure.

Wheel and Tire - Disassembly and Assembly
Special Tool(s) Digital Tire Pressure Gauge 204-354   Item Part Number Description 1 1508 Tire 2 1007 Wheel ...

Tires
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