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Whether your changing your brakes, suspension or simply giving your wheels a thorough clean, this simple guide takes you through the process of removing your wheels.

Start by parking on level ground with the handbrake on.

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The wheels are secured using 3 bolts. You will need a 15mm socket (as standard) to remove them.

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Slacken off the bolts with the car on the ground. You will need over 100Nm of breaking torque to do this.

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Now jack the car up using the jacking points.

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If you are using a trolley jack, ensure the crown of the jack is perfectly centred on the jacking point.

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If you are working for any period of time on the front of the car, use an axle stand as shown.

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Remove the bolts from the wheel. Hold the wheel while you do this to avoid it falling off the car.

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Now lift away the wheel. If you find that it is gripping the hub, hold it at 12 and 6 o'clock positions and rock the wheel. Then repeat at 9 and 3 o'clock positions. You should gradually get some movement and the wheel will release.

For the front wheels, be careful not to drop the wheel on the brake disc.

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When replacing the wheels, tighten wheel bolts to 110Nm.

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