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How to Change Flat Tire with Spare 07-14 Chevy Suburban

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How to Change Flat Tire with Spare 07-14 Chevy Suburban

Created on: 2017-06-29

Curious to know how to change a flat tire with a spare? This video has all the tips needed to do this procedure successfully on the 07-14 Chevy Suburban

  1. step 1 :Accessing the Tools
    • Pull the latch and rest the captain seat down
    • Pull up the cubby
    • Remove the tool pouch underneath
    • Spin the jack knob counterclockwise
    • Remove the jack and plates
  2. step 2 :Accessing the Spare Tire
    • Move to the opposite wheel directly diagonal of the flat tire
    • Press the wheel chocks to either side of the wheel
    • Pry out the trim panel on the rear bumper
    • Insert the key and remove the knob
    • Insert the square of the rod and extensions into the slot
    • Turn the extension sideways
    • Lower the wheel by rotating the extension
    • Maneuver the holder out of the tire
  3. step 3 :Removing the Wheel
    • Find the indentation on the subframe and place the jack beneath it
    • Pry off the wheel hub cover
    • Loosen the lugnuts
    • Use the rod and extension to raise the jack
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Remove the tire
  4. step 4 :Installing the Spare Tire
    • Insert the spare tire into place
    • Preliminarily tighten the lug nuts
    • Lower the jack
    • Cross-tighten the lug nuts in a cross pattern
  5. step 5 :Storing the Tire and Tools
    • Raise the spare tire carrier with the rod
    • Place the jack tools back in the pouch
    • Place the wheel chocks onto the jack
    • Tighten the chocks to the jack
    • Tighten the jack into place
    • Place the tools onto the stud and tighten
    • Replace the cubby
    • Raise the seat

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Floor Jack

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I'm just going to fold my seat forward, and then the tools and the jack are right here. You just lift up, and in this vehicle it looks like somebody's been in here and just kind of threw the pouch back in. And you'll want to turn your jack counter-clockwise. That brings it down and it lifts up and out. You'll also want these two items. You would normally have to undo this to get the tools out, but somebody has not put it back together. We'll show you how to put it back together at the end.

As you can see, our right rear tire is very low on air, flat. So the first tool you're going to use are these triangular shaped things. You'll go to the opposite wheel and these are wheel chocks. So stuff them in. Careful, you don't want to break your key, but pry from the bottom and pull that out. Take your key and this pulls out.

Then your tools are here and actually within the tools it kind of gives you an idea of where to put the jack and how to do things, but we'll show you more in depth. You want to put the square end, or a square end in. Take another to extend it. And counter-clockwise should allow the tire to come down. What might happen sometimes as you're going down, if it gets hard to turn, make sure you go back some, apply some downward pressure on the tire. As it gets down to the ground, pull out on it and then keep coming down. Once you get it out a certain way, lift the tire up. You want to bring this up on top and push it through. Then you can pull the spare tire out.

On the rear axle on both sides there's indentations in these platforms on the inside. So you just want to get your jack under there and get it up in. For the front tire, the book kind of gives you an idea, but maybe a better visual. Here's the door of the vehicle, the front tire. Obviously if you're having to replace one of the front tires you want to have the wheel chocks on the opposite rear, and then you can see underneath I've got my jack here and the spot they're talking about is this spot right here where these basically beams come together. Put your jack right under there and go up with it.

Again, you put this together. This is the end that will go into the jack, the flat end. And then put it together and point the jack out. Once you have the jack in place, before you jack it up, you want to remove any of the wheel covers and then loosen the lug nuts. One tip if you're not a big of a, or as strong of a person, you put it on there, make sure it's on there good and then use your foot and step on the tire iron. You just want to loosen the lug nuts at first. And then with those loosened up, bring the car up. Now remove the lug nuts the rest of the way. Keep your center cap handy, and put the lug nuts in it so you can keep track of them. Before the last lug nut comes off, just make sure your tire is loose and will come off. If you do find the wheel is stuck, a couple of things, you can kick it really hard at the edge and see if that breaks it loose, or worst case, put a couple lug nuts back on and then lower it down and shake the car back and forth to break it loose.

Bring the wheel and flat tire off. Spare tire, bring it over and lift it into place. Put your lug nuts. Once you have a couple on, use your tire iron and put those two on kind of firm. Then put the rest of them on, and then we'll tighten it up once the vehicle is back on the ground. So the lug nuts back on and just kind of preliminarily tightened and lower the car back onto the ground. Pull it out, and you'll want to put it back down so you can get it stowed. Now tighten your lug nuts and just cross as you're doing it. They should be tightened to 100 foot-pounds, but obviously on the side of the road you're probably not going to have a torque wrench, so just get them nice and tight.

With all four wheels back on the ground, we can remove our wheel chocks. So before we go back on the road, we're going to have to get the spare tire carrier up off the ground at least. So put your extension back in and go back up. Just pull that up off the ground. If you were on a trip or something and you needed to, you could put your flat tire up on the hoist. Usually, you just put it in the back and go get it fixed and get it back together. Now we'll just show you how to put the tools back away. Put your jack tools back in the pouch. Put the small square ends in first and then the lug wrench part goes into the pouch like so. That folds over and that latches like that.

All right, put the wheel chocks back on the jack. Have the yellow wheel sitting up. This goes underneath and then on and the wing nut holds that in place. Now this can go down in and there's holes on the bottom of the bracket that go on to the bracket down there. You lay it into place, and then run it back up to basically tighten it into the bracket. It's in there good and then take your jack tools and just kind of put them right there like that. Hook the bracket onto the tools. Put it in place and tighten it up. And that put back in place. This back in place. This line on top goes on top. And we can put our flat tire in the back and take it to get fixed.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

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