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Astro van spare tire hoist when you crank the line the cable wont lower to release the spare tire

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SOURCE: 2004 suburban spare tire will not release from under vehicle

This may sound funny but unwind the cable to the ground lie on your back and kick the spare tire until you free it.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Safty lock for spare tire on 2003 chevy silverado

Check your owners manual .There is a saftey catch that will need to be realased by using your bottle jack and tire stops that come with your truck. If you dont have a owners manual. What you can try is taking a floor jack and a socket place it under the spairtire right in the center where the cable holds the tire in place. start jacking it up until the socket hits the square part in the center once the socket is aligned with the square part continue to jack up it should release it . Its a stupid system but it will work if the cable wont allow the tire to drop. good luck and keep me posted.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: spare tire won't release.

This is the worst GM engineering i have ever seen !!!! The secondary locking mech. rust itself in the locked position on will NOT allow the tire to lower. After lowering the tire down approx. 2-4" the saftey lock is still engaged. I was able to reach above the tire and remove the bolt holding the hoist in place. {15 mm wrench}. Keep a floor jack under the tire to support it and as not to fall on your head. After removing the bolt the hoist is hooked on the frame member and must be lifted off to remove. Once you get it on the garage floor it is possible to disengage the locking mech. with a few tools and a big hammer. Good luck This should be a Recall

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SOURCE: 2005 CHEV SILVERADO SPARE TIRE HOIST JAMMED.

put weight on it or have someone pull down while turning release need tension so cable can come down

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SOURCE: Replace spare tire hoist/lift assembly

The part number is 152477311

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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    U need the special wrench to lower the spare, there is no other way since the cable hoist is under the spare tire.

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    1. Rotate the hoist shaft counterclockwise until approximately 15 cm (6 in) of cable (1) is exposed.
    2. While holding the latch pin (3), fully depress the latch button (2) and release the secondary latch from the hoist assembly. Some side-to-side and/or up-and-down movement may be necessary to disengage the latch mechanism.
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    If the spare tire does not lower to the ground,the secondary latch is engaged
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    assembly equipped with a secondary latch system.It is designed to stop the spare
    tire from suddenly falling off your vehicle if the cable holding the spare tire
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    2.If visible,first try to tighten the cable by turning the wheel wrench clockwise
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    5.Turn the wrench counterclockwise until approximately 6 inches (15 cm) of cable is
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    8.Continue raising the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is held firmly
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