If you are stowing the flat tire:
1. Remove the extension bolt from
the exterior pocket of the felt bag.
2. Install the jack as shown in
Step 4 underStowing the tire and
3. Screw the extension bolt onto the
threaded stud of the jack retention
4. With the temporary spare tire on
the vehicle, place the flat tire in the spare tire well with the wheel facing
5. Safely secure the wheel by screwing the large wing nut onto the
If you are stowing the temporary spare tire,place the tire over the
jack and secure it with the large wing nut.
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Retighten the lug nuts to the specified torque at 100 miles (160 km)
after any wheel disturbance (tire rotation, changing a flat tire, wheel
Bolt size Wheel lug nut torque*
1/2-20 UNF 100 135
* Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and
rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners.
WARNING:When a wheel is installed, always remove any
corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting
surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or
brake disc that contacts the wheel. Ensure that any fasteners that
attach the rotor to the hub are secured so they do not interfere with
the mounting surfaces of the wheel. Installing wheels without correct
metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the
wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel to come off while the vehicle is in
motion, resulting in loss of control.
Owners Guide(own2002), 1st Printing