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We cannot remove the spare tire and are stranded on the side of the road!!!

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Where is the spare located? in the trunk or under the back of the vehicle?

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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Is the spare stuck? Or you don't know how to get it out of the vehicle?

If it's stuck, find a board or something to break it loose. Clean runner and clean paint will tend to bond to each other enough to cause them to stick together very strongly.

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