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How-to » Preventive Maintenance » Tires & Misc. » How to Rotate Tires
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How to Rotate Tires

for the 2005 Ford F-150 XLT 8 Cyl 5.4L change
PARTS
  • Air Pressure Gauge
TOOLS
  • Floor Jack
STEPS
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Safety Tip:
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..


1
Make sure the vehicle is parked on a solid level surface to ensure that it does not roll or lean when raised.
2
Remove the hub caps if necessary. Using a tire iron, break loose the wheel lug nuts but do not remove.
3
Using a floor jack, lift up the front of the vehicle. 6840
4
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. 7074
5
Lift up the rear of the vehicle and support it with jack stands.
6
Inspect the tires for uneven wear. 6610
7
Remove the wheel lug nuts. Remove the tire/wheel assemblies.
8
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.
9
Reinstall the tire/wheel assemblies.
10
Thread the lug nuts on by hand and tighten them in a star pattern.
11
Lower the vehicle to the ground. Torque the lug nuts to the manufacturer's specifications in a star pattern.
12
Check the air pressure, including the spare tire.
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