Toyota Prius Owners Manual
Reinstalling wheel nuts
7. Reinstall all the wheel nuts fingertight.
Reinstall the wheel nuts (tapered endinward) and tighten them as much asyou can by hand. Press back on thetire and see if you can tighten themmore.
Never use oil or grease on thebolts or nuts. Doing so may leadto overtightening the nuts anddamaging the bolts. The nutsmay loosen and the wheels mayfall off, which could cause a seriousaccident. If there is oil orgrease on any bolt or nut, cleanit.
Lowering your vehicle
8. Lower the vehicle completelyand tighten the wheel nuts.
Turn the jack handle counterclockwiseto lower the vehicle.
Use only the wheel nut wrench totighten the nuts. Do not use othertools or any additional leverage otherthan your hands, such as a hammer,pipe or your foot. Make sure thewrench is securely engaged over thenut.
Tighten each nut a little at a time inthe order shown. Repeat the processuntil all the nuts are tight.
When lowering the vehicle,make sure all portions of yourbody and all other personsaround will not be injured asthe vehicle is lowered to theground.
Have the wheel nuts tightenedwith torque wrench to 103 N·m(10.5 kgf·m, 76 ft·lbf), as soonas possible after changingwheels. Otherwise, the nutsmay loosen and the wheelsmay fall off, which could causea serious accident.
Do not attach a heavily damagedplastic wheel ornament.It may fly off the wheel andcause accidents while the vehicleis moving.