Prowler V6-3.5L VIN G (1999)
Tires: Service and Repair
Removal and Installation
- Prior to performing any service procedure on the extended mobility tire used on this vehicle, read the safety warning located on the sidewall of the
- When dismounting the extended mobility tire used on this vehicle, only a wheel clamp type tire changer can be used. This style of tire changer is
manufactured by companies such as Coats and Hunter. Using any other style tire changer will cause damage to the wheel and be potentially
dangerous for the operator to use on an extended mobility tire.
- The extended mobility tires used on this vehicle have sidewalls which are much stiffer then the side walls on conventional tires. For this reason, the
tires are more difficult to dismount then a conventional tire. Following the steps in this dismounting procedure, no matter what manufactures tire
changing equipment is used, will make dismounting the tire as easy as possible. Following the steps in this procedure will also greatly reduce the
chance of damaging a wheel or tire when doing the dismounting procedure.
- The following procedure for dismounting the extended mobility tire must be followed to prevent damage to the wheel, tire and pressure transmitter
which is mounted to the wheel. The steps of the procedure are not intended to be specific to any manufactures tire changing equipment.
1. Remove the tire/wheel from the vehicle.
CAUTION: When removing the stick on balancing weights from the wheel, do not use an abrasive cleaner or a cleaner which will damage the
protective finish on the wheel.
2. Remove the clamp on and stick on balancing weights from the wheel.
NOTE: The cap used on this valve stem contains an O-ring seal to prevent contamination and moisture from entering the valve stem. Retain this
valve stem cap for re-use, do not substitute another valve stem cap.
3. Remove the cap from the valve stem.
NOTE: The valve stem used on this vehicle is aluminum and the core is stainless steel. The original valve stem core must be reinstalled and not
substituted for a valve stem core made of a different material. This is required to prevent corrosion in the valve stem caused by the different metals.
4. Using the appropriate tool, remove the core from the valve stem.
5. Let the tire fully deflate.
CAUTION: The pressure transmitter must be removed from the wheel and dropped into the tire prior to breaking the bead and dismounting the
tire. Failure to do this will greatly increase the risk of damaging the pressure transducer when servicing the tire.