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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Changing a Flat Tire

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Changing a Flat Tire  
If you have a flat tire while driving,  
stop in a safe place to change it.  
Drive slowly along the shoulder until  
you get to an exit or an area to stop  
that is far away from the traffic lanes.  
SPARE TIRE  
STRAP  
The vehicle can easily roll off  
the jack, seriously injuring  
anyone underneath.  
TOOLS  
FLOOR LID  
JACK  
Follow the directions for  
changing a tire exactly, and  
never get under the vehicle  
when it is supported only by the  
jack.  
2. Turn on the hazard warning lights,  
and turn the ignition switch to the  
LOCK (0) position. Have all  
passengers get out of the vehicle  
while you change the tire.  
3. Open the tailgate. Raise the cargo  
area floor lid by lifting up with the  
strap, and remove it from cargo  
area by disengaging the tabs.  
When you store the flat tire in the  
spare tire well, do not reinstall the  
cargo area floor lid forcibly. This  
will damage the tabs on the lid.  
1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, and  
non-slippery ground. Put the  
transmission in Park. Apply the  
parking brake.  
If you are towing a trailer, unhitch  
the trailer.  
4. Take the tool kit out of the spare  
tire.  
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WHEEL NUT WRENCH  
JACKING POINT  
JACK  
5. Take the jack out of the spare tire  
area.  
7. Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn  
with the wheel nut wrench.  
8. Place the jack under the jacking  
point nearest the tire you need to  
change. Turn the end bracket  
clockwise until the top of the jack  
contacts the jacking point. Make  
sure the jacking point tab is  
Turn the jack’s end bracket  
counterclockwise to loosen it, then  
remove the jack by lifting it  
straight up.  
resting in the jack notch.  
6. Unscrew the wing bolt and take  
the spare tire out of its well.  
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12. Put on the spare tire. Put the  
wheel nuts back on finger-tight,  
then tighten them in a crisscross  
pattern with the wheel nut wrench  
until the wheel is firmly against  
the hub. Do not try to tighten the  
wheel nuts fully.  
13. Lower the vehicle to the ground,  
and remove the jack.  
EXTENSION  
BRAKE HUB  
WHEEL NUT WRENCH  
9. Use the extension and the wheel  
nut wrench as shown to raise the  
vehicle until the flat tire is off the  
ground.  
11. Before mounting the spare tire,  
wipe any dirt off the mounting  
surface of the wheel and hub with  
a clean cloth. Wipe the hub  
carefully; it may be hot from  
driving.  
10. Remove the wheel nuts, then  
remove the flat tire. Handle the  
wheel nuts carefully; they may be  
hot from driving. Place the flat tire  
on the ground with the outside  
surface facing up.  
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WING BOLT  
For spare For normal  
tire tire  
CENTER CAP  
SPACER CONE  
14. Tighten the wheel nuts securely in  
Except LX model  
16. Place the flat tire face down in the  
spare tire well.  
the same crisscross pattern. Have 15. Remove the center cap before  
the wheel nut torque checked at  
the nearest automotive service  
facility.  
Tighten the wheel nuts to:  
80 lbf·ft (108 N·m , 11 kgf·m)  
storing the flat tire.  
17. Remove the spacer cone from the  
wing bolt, turn it over, and put it  
back on the bolt.  
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19. Store the jack in its holder. Turn  
the jack’s end bracket to lock it in  
place. Store the tools, and place  
the cover on the flat tire of the  
cargo area.  
22. Your vehicle’s original tire has a  
tire pressure monitoring system  
sensor. To replace a tire, refer to  
Changing a Tire with TPMS (see  
page 328 ).  
SPACER CONE  
Loose items can fly around the  
interior in a crash and could  
seriously injure the occupants.  
TAB  
Store the wheel, jack, and tools  
securely before driving.  
To remove the spacer cone, squeeze  
the tabs on the wing bolt to  
disengage it from the center of the  
spacer cone, then pull the bolt  
downward.  
20. Store the center cap in the spare  
tire well. Make sure it does not get  
scratched or damaged.  
To install the wing bolt to the spacer  
cone, reverse this procedure.  
21. Close the tailgate.  
18. Secure the flat tire by screwing  
the wing bolt back into its hole.  
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