Note: This is a general guide and may not apply to your vehicle.
How to Rotate Tires
for the 1984 Volvo 242 DL 4 Cyl 2.3L change
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes..
Make sure the vehicle is parked on a solid level surface to ensure that it does not roll or lean when raised.
Remove the hub caps if necessary. Using a tire iron, break loose the wheel lug nuts but do not remove.
Using a floor jack, lift up the front of the vehicle.
Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
Lift up the rear of the vehicle and support it with jack stands.
Inspect the tires for uneven wear.
Remove the wheel lug nuts. Remove the tire/wheel assemblies.
Rotate the front tire/wheel assemblies straight back. Cross rotate the rear tire/wheel assemblies to the front. Note: Due to the nature of high performance tires and mounting procedures, it is highly recommend only to rotate the vehicles tires front to back.
Reinstall the tire/wheel assemblies.
Thread the lug nuts on by hand and tighten them in a star pattern.
Lower the vehicle to the ground. Torque the lug nuts to the manufacturer's specifications in a star pattern.
Check the air pressure, including the spare tire.
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