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Spare tire winch

Cant get the winch to go up or down it is jamed

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  • rbournival Feb 02, 2009

    I was able to lower the spare, I was also able to rewind the cable (without the spare) but I could not lower the cable a second time so to put the spare back.

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This unfortunately is a common problem, you will have to cut the cable and replace the tire winch, luckily they are cheap.

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