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My 2005 Silverado 2500HD has a secondary latch that's preventing me from lowering the spare. How do I remove this thing and lower the spare?

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  • william_m19 Jun 21, 2009

    Hey Matney, thanks for the tip. I spoke with an associate at Big O tires today about this. He said that the cable may be bound up and that I should take it to the dealer. Do you know if there is a recall on this issue? I'm going to search for it myself, but I thought I'd ask. It's only been used one other time and that was over 3 years ago at a competing tire dealer.

    Thanks again for your insight!

  • william_m19 Jun 21, 2009

    I was thinking the same thing which is what I was afraid of. The mechanism seems to be enclosed, hence, WD40 or Kroil may not be possible.

    Thanks again for the advice!


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You may get lucky if you yank the plastic sleeve back and forth that rod goes into to crank down until it comes off spray some PBblaster or wd40 sevral times up into that area and if possible above the foot that is holding tire.Wait about half hour attempt to crank up first and then downward.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

  • Donnie Matney
    Donnie Matney Jun 21, 2009

    I dont think there is a recall but i have changed a whole lot of them at a used truck dealership and some would not budge at all so I had to cut the cable from bottom of the foot and replace it.

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