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Introduction

Within this How-To guide you will learn how to change the tire of a 2013 Kia Forte EX. This task is quick and simple, requiring minimal effort. These instructions apply to Kia Forte models 2013 to present.

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  • Open trunk. Most 2013 models do not have a trunk button on the remote. In order to open trunk, hold down unlock button.

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Image 1/3: The bottom, hard plastic mat serves as a surface to lay on, if need, whilst changing tire. Image 2/3: The bottom, hard plastic mat serves as a surface to lay on, if need, whilst changing tire. Image 3/3: The bottom, hard plastic mat serves as a surface to lay on, if need, whilst changing tire.
  • Remove the three trunk mats, shown in order.

  • The bottom, hard plastic mat serves as a surface to lay on, if need, whilst changing tire.

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Image 1/1: The jack and lug wrench are placed in a styrofoam container on top of the spare tire.
  • Spare tire and tools needed to change tire are located under the trunk mats.

  • The jack and lug wrench are placed in a styrofoam container on top of the spare tire.

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  • Turning counterclockwise, unscrew and remove plastic place holder in center of spare tire.

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Image 1/2: Do not loosen lug nuts by circling the tire.  Loosen them first in the 1, 3 and 5 positions (shown in red circles; the '1' position pointing north).  After loosening the 1, 3 and 5 positions, loosen 2 and 4. Image 2/2: Do not completely remove ANY lug nuts until tire is raised from ground.
  • Loosen lug nuts turning counterclockwise, one turn each.

  • Do not loosen lug nuts by circling the tire. Loosen them first in the 1, 3 and 5 positions (shown in red circles; the '1' position pointing north). After loosening the 1, 3 and 5 positions, loosen 2 and 4.

  • Do not completely remove ANY lug nuts until tire is raised from ground.

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Image 1/2: Jack plates are welded to frame with two tabs and raised dots to indicate index with jack. Image 2/2: Jack plates are welded to frame with two tabs and raised dots to indicate index with jack.
  • Place jack under jack plate, under appropriate tire.

  • Jack plates are welded to frame with two tabs and raised dots to indicate index with jack.

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Image 1/3: Insert end of jack hook into lug wrench. Image 2/3: To raise vehicle turn the lug wrench, attached to jack hook, clockwise.  Turn until tire is one inch (approximately 30mm) off ground. Image 3/3: To raise vehicle turn the lug wrench, attached to jack hook, clockwise.  Turn until tire is one inch (approximately 30mm) off ground.
  • Insert jack hook into loop on jack.

  • Insert end of jack hook into lug wrench.

  • To raise vehicle turn the lug wrench, attached to jack hook, clockwise. Turn until tire is one inch (approximately 30mm) off ground.

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Image 1/3: Be aware that the tire will shift as lug nuts are removed. Image 2/3: After removing lug nuts, carefully take tire off of frame. Image 3/3: After removing lug nuts, carefully take tire off of frame.
  • Once tire is elevated, remove lug nuts by hand.

  • Be aware that the tire will shift as lug nuts are removed.

  • After removing lug nuts, carefully take tire off of frame.

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Image 1/2: Hand tighten lug nuts (the 1, 3 and 5 positions first) until secure. Image 2/2: Hand tighten lug nuts (the 1, 3 and 5 positions first) until secure.
  • Place spare tire onto frame.

  • Hand tighten lug nuts (the 1, 3 and 5 positions first) until secure.

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Image 1/2: Tighten lug nuts (again, beginning with the 1, 3 and 5 positions) with lug wrench until secure. Image 2/2: Tighten lug nuts (again, beginning with the 1, 3 and 5 positions) with lug wrench until secure.
  • Lower vehicle, turning jack counterclockwise, until tire touches ground.

  • Tighten lug nuts (again, beginning with the 1, 3 and 5 positions) with lug wrench until secure.

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Image 1/1: NOTE: obey the speed limitations of your spare tire.  Exceeding the recommended speed is dangerous and can damage the spare.
  • Congratulations, your tire is changed!

  • NOTE: obey the speed limitations of your spare tire. Exceeding the recommended speed is dangerous and can damage the spare.

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Incorrectly located jack. Look at this pic http://www.valvoline.com/~/media/Images/...

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