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2002 Kia sportage spare tire swing arm won't release?

When I pull on the release It pulls but nothing happens. Not sure how to get it to release or how to fix it.

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The cable on the KIa is outside near the sapre tire and gets rusted and corroded easily. Also there is a nut which holds the cable securely in a holder so that when you pull on the cable the inside and not the outside of the cable moves. Use WD-40 on the cable, make sure that the cable is secure in the holder and tighten the nut that holds the cable to the frame - the nut is located just below the pull handle, on the outside of the cable itself.

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