I unscrewed the chain that holds the spare tire under the car a little to far and it dropped out. I have tried feed the chain in the hole but cant get it to catch. anyone have tips/tricks to get this to work?
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Try this. Unscrew the bolt one turn, get under the car and pull down on the tire at it's side. Do this a few times till the screwing of the bolt drops the tire. If the tire has not been dropped in a long time the cable starts to rust. You have to give it that initial push. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.
There is a left-hand and right-hand locking mechanism. One is in tool tray (left), and other (right) ishidden under the plastic tray far right side. Remove the wing nut that holds try in place and then nut that holds up spare tire carrier is under there.
There is a crank tool in the black bag that is with the spare tire. The tool is hooked on one end and it slips through the back of the truck under the tailgate and above the bumper that you wind down and the tire is hooked by a chain. If it is frozen then you will need to cut the end off of the piece that holds the tire against the bottom of the bed.
The spare should be under the vehicle and it releases by removing a little 1/4 turn cap just inside the rear hatch area and on the floor..You then use the lug wrench to turn the bolt inside the small well under the cap in a counterclockwise direction and the spare will drop down so you can unhook a catch underneath the bumper and lower the rack to the ground and pull the spare out--To reinstall you reverse the process...If you turn the bolt too far it will separate from the sleeve into which it is attached and the spare will quickly drop to the ground--If this happens be sure to reinsert the bolt into the sleeve before attempting to reinstall the spare..
Drive it under 45 miles per hour. The dough nut spare is designed to just get safely to a place to repair or replace the original tire. So as far as the question of how far can I drive the spare? As little as possible.
Their is a hole in the pannel below the tailgate you put the bar from the jack into it their is a chain holding up the spare wheel when you turn the bar the spare wheel lowers on the chain to the ground. Depending on the year of your Rodeo the bar may go under the pannel and not through a hole so check underneath behind the spare wheel and you will see how to turn it.
Underneath, right side, towards middle. You get it down by putting middle pass. side seat all the way back, pass. seat all the way forward. Pull up the mat, undo the bolt, the spare tire drops. There's a little piece of metal holding the spare tire: take that out and put the tire on.