WARNING:  If the tire pressure monitor sensor becomes damaged it may not function.

Note:  You should only use tire sealants in roadside emergencies as they may cause damage to the tire pressure monitoring system sensor.
Note:  The tire pressure monitoring system indicator light illuminates when the spare tire is in use. To restore the full function of the monitoring system, all road wheels equipped with tire pressure monitoring sensors must be mounted on the vehicle.
If you get a flat tire when driving, do not heavily apply the brake. Instead, gradually decrease your speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road.
Have a flat serviced by an authorized dealer in order to prevent damage to the tire pressure monitoring system sensors.   See  Tire Pressure Monitoring System.  Replace the spare tire with a road tire as soon as possible. During repairing or replacing of the flat tire, have the authorized dealer inspect the tire pressure monitoring system sensor for damage.
Dissimilar Spare Wheel and Tire Assembly Information
  WARNING:  Failure to follow these guidelines could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, injury or death.

If you have a dissimilar spare wheel and tire, then it is intended for temporary use only. This means that if you need to use it, you should replace it as soon as possible with a road wheel and tire assembly that is the same size and type as the road tires and wheels that were originally provided by Ford. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be replaced rather than repaired.
A dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly is defined as a spare wheel and tire assembly that is different in brand, size or appearance from the road tires and wheels and can be one of three types:
1. T-type mini-spare: This spare tire begins with the letter T for tire size and may have Temporary Use Only molded in the sidewall.
2. Full-size dissimilar spare with label on wheel: This spare tire has a label on the wheel that states: THIS WHEEL AND TIRE ASSEMBLY FOR TEMPORARY USE ONLY.
When driving with one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above, do not:
  • Exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).
  • Load the vehicle beyond maximum vehicle load rating listed on the Safety Compliance Label.
  • Tow a trailer.
  • Use snow chains on the end of the vehicle with the dissimilar spare tire.
  • Use more than one dissimilar spare tire at a time.
  • Use commercial car washing equipment.
  • Try to repair the dissimilar spare tire.
Use of one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above at any one wheel location can lead to impairment of the following:
  • Handling, stability and braking performance.
  • Comfort and noise.
  • Ground clearance and parking at curbs.
  • Winter weather driving capability.
  • Wet weather driving capability.
  • All-wheel driving capability.
3. Full-size dissimilar spare without label on wheel
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly, do not:
  • Exceed 70 mph (113 km/h).
  • Use more than one dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly at a time.
  • Use commercial car washing equipment.
  • Use snow chains on the end of the vehicle with the dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly.
The usage of a full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly can lead to impairment of the following:
  • Handling, stability and braking performance.
  • Comfort and noise.
  • Ground clearance and parking at curbs.
  • Winter weather driving capability.
  • Wet weather driving capability.
  • All-wheel driving capability.
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly additional caution should be given to:
  • Towing a trailer.
  • Driving vehicles equipped with a camper body.
  • Driving vehicles with a load on the cargo rack.
Drive cautiously when using a full-size dissimilar spare wheel and tire assembly and seek service as soon as possible.
Tire Change Procedure
  WARNING:  When one of the front wheels is off the ground, the transmission alone will not prevent the vehicle from moving or slipping off the jack, even if the transmission is in park (P).
  WARNING:  To help prevent your vehicle from moving when changing a wheel, shift the transmission into park (P), set the parking brake and use an appropriate block or wheel chock to secure the wheel diagonally opposite to the wheel being changed. For example, when changing the front left wheel, place an appropriate block or wheel chock on the right rear wheel.
  WARNING:  Do not work on your vehicle when the jack is the only support. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else could be seriously injured.
  WARNING:  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.
  WARNING:  Always use the jack provided as original equipment with your vehicle. If using a jack other than the one provided, make sure the jack capacity is adequate for the vehicle weight, including any vehicle cargo or modifications. If you are unsure if the jack capacity is adequate, contact the authorized dealer.

Note:  Passengers should not remain in your vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked.
Note:  Jack at the specified locations to avoid damage to the vehicle.
  1. Park on a level surface, set the parking brake and activate the hazard flashers.
  1. Place the transmission in park (P) and turn the engine off.
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  1. Block the diagonally opposite wheel.
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  1. Turn the two knobs on the floor filler counterclockwise, then remove the floor filler and carpeted floor panel located in the rear of the vehicle.
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  1. Remove the wing nut securing the spare tire by turning it counterclockwise.
  1. Remove the spare tire from the spare tire well.
  1. Remove the wing nut bolt that secures the jack kit by turning it counterclockwise.
  1. Remove the jack kit, which includes the jack, lug wrench, L-shaped bolt and tow recovery hook.
  1. Turn the lead screw, where the lug wrench attaches, of the jack by hand to release the lug wrench from the jack. Press the button on the wrench to extend the handle. Fold down the wrench socket.
  1. Loosen each wheel lug nut one-half turn counterclockwise, but do not remove them until the wheel is off the ground.
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  1. The vehicle jacking points are shown here, and are depicted on the warning label on the jack.
  1. Small arrow-shaped marks on the sills show the location of the jacking points.
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  1. Raise the wheel by turning the jack handle clockwise.
  1. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
  1. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, marking sure the valve stem is facing outward. Reinstall the lug nuts until the wheel is snug against the hub. Do not fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been lowered.
  1. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
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  1. Remove the jack and fully tighten the lug nuts in the order shown.   See  Technical Specifications
Stowing the flat tire
  1. Stand the flat tire vertically in the mini-spare tub with the tire's valve stem facing rearward toward the luggage compartment.
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  1. Fasten the flat tire to the luggage compartment back panel by inserting the L-shaped bolt through one of the lug bolt holes in the wheel.
  1. Turn the L-shaped bolt clockwise into the threaded hole in the luggage compartment back panel until the tire is secured.
  1. Unblock the diagonally opposite wheel.
Stowing the jack
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With the road wheel in the vertical position in the spare tire tub, the jack assembly does not fit in its standard position. Secure the jack in the alternate position by inserting the wing bolt through the jack as shown.

2017 Explorer Owner's Manual