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Spare Tire Release

My minivan has a flat tire. I've tried to use the spare but I cannot get it to come down. I've followed the manufacturer instructions turning the release nut counter clockwise but to no avail. I sprayed penetrating lubricant on the rusted cable mechanism but no success there. Somewhere here suggested to pull down on tire while someone else turned the release nut and that didnt work. Any ideas out there?

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    JOHNNY VANDERBURGH Mar 26, 2016

    carry a hammer and chisel bash the center holding plate till it releases the tire.

  • JOHNNY VANDERBURGH
    JOHNNY VANDERBURGH Mar 26, 2016

    luckily I had them on board when I had a flat the mechanism was all rusted and siezed

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Take it to a tyre dealer

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