I have my first flat in my 2002 F-150 and I have a great spare on the truck that I CAN'T ACCESS due to the crank hold being blocked by metal...there was no 'key' in my glove box (I'm the original owner and never have use my glove box so I KNOW it was never there) What to do? Even the dealership didn't have any advice for me....I'm a girl but smart enough to know that this shouldn't be so dang complicated, should it?
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Since the spare is mounted under the rear of the car, Its not easy...you have to assemble the long crank rod out of its two pieces, then feed the rod through the hole in the top of the rear bumper and lock it into the mechanism that holds the tire in place. Once the crank rod is locked in, lower the tire towards the ground. Once the tire is low enough, you can crawl under the car and release the tire from its mount. The hardest part is locking the crank rod into the spare tire mechanism through the hole in the bumper.
in my burb, the jack and all the components are in a compartment located between the 3rd row seat cupholder and the mesh/container compartment. it's kind of deep and it has a small indednt for a handle, lift that and it should pop right out, then you can undo the nut to release the jack and wheel chokes. then follow konkomados's steps to lower your spare at the back
Typically all Suburban spare tires are mounted on an under-car carrier. This carrier is usually accessed through a covered key way at the rear bumper near the license plate step. The jack that comes with the Suburban also has a crank rod that is used to raise and lower the jack. The other end of the rod is designed to access the key way to crank the spare tire lift up or down. Cranking the lift in a counterclockwise rotation will lower the spare tire.
along with the jack and the tire iron, there should be another metal rod that will have sort of a square, hex, or star shape on one end (this may also be part of the tire iron). with the trunk open, look along the top edge of the bumper and you should see a hole that you insert the rod into and then crank it to lower the tire out from under the car
look for a small access panel or under the carpet at the bottom of where the rear hatch closes.find a ''bolt'' your lug wrench fits.turning the bolt will unwind the cable that holds the spare.put air in. it's probably flat.
With the new 2008 models, the spare tire was moved from the rear of the van to a spot below the front seats. The lug for the tire winch is located under a round cover in the floor just in front of and between the two front seats. If you look under the van, you will see the black tire-shaped cover for the spare.
The spare is held in place by a cable that is cranked up and down with a tool that is stored with the jack, the access hole for the tool to crank the spare down is in the rear bumper in most trucks, look underneath to see it and be sure.
The spare is held in place by a cable hoist, the the tool kit for changing tires has the crank to lower the spare. the access hole is through the bumper in most cases, look under the rear bumper u will see the crankin down access easily that way.
it requires the weight of the spare to make the cable unwind
turning counter clockwise to let the tire down is correct but it requires weight to make the lock clutch to disengage and if it does so the cable may become entangled in the casing and surrounds
you should be able to access the winch unit and remove it from the vehicle to work on it