Jeep Wrangler: JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING / Jacking Instructions


Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help prevent personal injury or damage to your vehicle:

  • Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the edge of the roadway as possible before raising the vehicle.
  • Turn on the Hazard Warning Flashers.
  • Apply the parking brake firmly and shift an automatic transmission in PARK; a manual transmission to REVERSE.
  • Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised.
  • Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a jack.
  • Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack.
  • Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center where it can be raised on a lift.
  • Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
  • If working on or near a roadway, be extremely careful of motor traffic.
  • To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the valve stem facing the ground.

Jeep Wrangler. Jacking Instructions

Jack Warning Label


Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on locations other than those indicated.

  1. Remove the spare tire, jack and tools from the stored location.
  2. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
  3. Assemble the jack and jacking tools. Connect the jack handle driver to the extension, then to the lug wrench.

    Jeep Wrangler. Jacking Instructions

    Assembled Jack And Tools

  4. Operate the jack from the front or the rear of the vehicle. Place the jack under the axle tube, as shown. Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is fully engaged.

    Jeep Wrangler. Jacking Instructions

    Front Lifting Point

    Jeep Wrangler. Jacking Instructions

    Front Jacking Location

    Jeep Wrangler. Jacking Instructions

    Rear Lifting Point

    Jeep Wrangler. Jacking Instructions

    Rear Jacking Location

  5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw clockwise. Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability.


    Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough to remove the tire.

  6. Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
  7. Mount the spare tire on the axle.
  8. Install the lug nuts with the cone-shaped end toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts clockwise.


    To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury.

  9. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the counterclockwise, and remove the jack.
  10. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the wrench while at the end of the handle for increased leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by an authorized dealer or at a service station.
  11. After 25 miles (40 km), check the lug nut torque with a torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly seated against the wheel.
  12. Remove the jack assembly and wheel blocks.
  13. Secure the jack and tools in their proper locations.
  14. Secure the damaged wheel/tire on the spare tire carrier. Torque down lug nuts and locking lug nut.
  15. Return the lock bolt to the lock position on the camera cover by turning the lock clockwise using the provided #40 torx head driver and ratchet. Then, reinstall the camera cover by slipping it over the camera/tire carrier until it snaps into place.

    Jeep Wrangler. Jacking Instructions

    Lock Bolt Location


A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or hard stop, could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places provided.

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