Changing a wheel and removing 0.67 in. (17 mm) spacers
Collapsible Spare Spacer Removal
Always remove 0.67 in. (17 mm) spacers
before fitting the collapsible spare wheel
because otherwise the wheel cannot be fitted
Risk of damage to the wheel housings if the spacers on the rear axle are not removed before fitting snow chains.
0.67 in. (17 mm) spacers must always be removed from the rear axle when snow chains are to be fitted.
Remove spacers if snow chains or a collapsible spare wheel are fitted.
It is not necessary to use the assembly aids to fit an equivalent wheel or spare wheel.
For information on spacers: Please see the chapter "SPACERS" on page 299.
Remove wheel nuts.
Unscrew the wheel bolts A, which secure the spacer B.
Remove the spacer B.
Screw in assembly aid instead of wheel bolt.
Fit the wheel.
Secure the wheel using the wheel bolts A, which were used to secure the spacer B.
Insert wheel bolts and tighten by hand.
Remove assembly aid and screw in remaining wheel bolt.
Initially tighten bolts only slightly in diagonally opposite sequence so that the wheel is centered.