Chrysler 2005 PT Cruiser Convertible Automobile User Manual

Spare Tire Removal
Lift up the plastic cover on the scuff plate and fit the
jack-handle over the drive nut. Rotate the nut to the left
until you can remove the swivel hook from the stowage
basket. Swing the basket down to remove the compact
spare tire.
The hook is designed for use with the jack handle
only. Use of an air wrench or other power tools is not
recommended and can damage the winch.
Preparations For Jacking
Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoid ice or
slippery areas, set the parking brake and place the gear
selector in PARK (automatic transaxle) or REVERSE
(manual transaxle). Turn OFF the ignition.
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
Turn on the Hazard Warning Flasher.
Block both the front and rear
of the wheel diagonally oppo-
site the jacking position. For
example, if changing the right
front tire, block the left rear
Passengers should not remain in the vehicle while the
vehicle is being jacked.