Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Lifting equipment

Vehicle: Towing and lifting

Equipment required

safety strap(s)

I - TOWING

4X4 TRANSMISSION

Note: A 4-wheel drive vehicle must not be towed if one of its wheels touches the ground, regardless of the gearbox type.

For towing a 4-wheel drive vehicle, it is essential to use either a platform or a tow dolly positioned under the front or rear wheels.

AJ0 or AJ8 or FK0 or FK8, and 4X2 TRANSMISSION

Note: A 2-wheel drive vehicle equipped with an automatic gearbox or a continuously variable gearbox should not be towed if its front wheels touch the ground.

For towing, it is essential to use a platform or a tow dolly positioned under the front wheels, or tow with the rear wheels only on the ground.

 

WARNING

See the current towing regulations in each country.

Never use the driveshafts, axle assembly components or suspension components as attachment points.

The towing points may only be used for towing the vehicle on roads.

Never use the towing points for removing the vehicle from a ditch or to lift the vehicle, either directly or indirectly.

Screw in and lock the towing ring before towing.

Vehicles fitted with automatic transmission:

  • It is preferable to transport the vehicle on a flatbed or tow it by lifting the front wheels. As an exception the vehicle may be towed with the wheels on the ground but at a speed below 12 mph (20 km/h) and over a maximum distance of 18 miles (30 km) (with the gear lever in neutral).

Vehicles fitted with Renault Card:

  • If the vehicle battery is flat, the steering column remains locked. In this case, refit a battery or electrical supply and switch on the ignition to unlock the steering column.

1 - Position of front attachment point

Vehicle: Towing and lifting

2 - Position of rear attachment point

Vehicle: Towing and lifting

II - LIFTING POINT USING A TROLLEY JACK

IMPORTANT

To prevent any accidents, the trolley jack must only be used to lift and/or move the vehicle. The vehicle height must be maintained with axle stands which are strong enough to support the weight of the vehicle.

 

WARNING

To avoid any damage to the original protection, use equipment fitted with rubber pads to prevent the equipment coming into direct contact with the vehicle.

To avoid any damage to the axle assemblies, the vehicle must not be raised using the front suspension arms for support or under the rear axle.

Vehicle: Towing and lifting

To mount the vehicle on axle stands, the entire vehicle must be lifted on one side and axle stands must be placed under the body reinforcements which are used as jacking points at (1) or (2) .

III - LIFTING POINT USING A VEHICLE LIFT

1 - Safety advice reminder

Vehicle: Towing and lifting

If it is necessary to remove heavy components from the vehicle, it is preferable to use a four-post lift.

There is a danger that the vehicle will tilt on a two-post lift after certain components have been removed (e.g. engine and transmission assembly, rear axle, gearbox).

Fit the safety strap(s) available from the Parts Department.

2 - Fitting the straps

Vehicle: Towing and lifting

Fitting the safety strap(s) : For safety reasons, the safety strap(s) must always be in perfect condition; replace them if they show signs of wear.

When fitting the safety strap(s), check that the seats and fragile parts of the vehicle are correctly protected.

a - Tilting towards the front

Place the safety strap(s) under the rear right-hand arm of the lift.

Pass the safety strap(s) through the vehicle interior.

Pass the safety strap(s) under the rear left-hand arm of the lift.

Pass the safety strap(s) through the vehicle interior again.

Tighten the strap.

b - Tilting towards the rear

Place the safety strap(s) under the front right-hand arm of the lift.

Pass the safety strap(s) through the vehicle interior.

Pass the safety strap(s) under the front left-hand arm of the lift.

Pass the safety strap(s) through the vehicle interior again.

Tighten the safety strap(s).

3 - Permitted jacking points

To raise the vehicle, position the lifting arm pads as indicated below, taking care not to damage the underside of the sill paneland.

IMPORTANT

Only the jacking points described in this section allow the vehicle to be raised in complete safety.

Do not raise the vehicle using points other than those described in this section.

Front lifting points

Vehicle: Towing and lifting

Place the lifting arms under the sill panel body flanges at the front jacking point (1) .

Rear lifting points

Vehicle: Towing and lifting

Place the lifting arms under the sill panel body flanges at the rear jacking point (2) .

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