Are you talking about after the spare is down on ground after lowering it or trying to lower it onto ground...??
I have used my spare about 5 times in the last few months..I know that trying to lower it, you have to make sure you hook up correctly with correct end inside shaft tube (very tricky)...
If you are talking about getting spare unhooked from latch, let plenty of slack in line then pull tire out some and lift up and squeeze spring loaded latches to get through opening of tire..
Hope this helps some...
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You must unwind (counter clockwise) with the tire tools that come with the truck, sometimes the cable gets jammed on the spool it may take 2 people to get it loose,one must pull down on the spare while the other unwinds it. Try not to get under the tire as it is heavy.
Rotate the hoist shaft counterclockwise in order to lower the spare
tire to the ground. Continue to rotate the shaft until the spare tire
can be pulled out from under the vehicle and removed. If the spare tire
does not lower to the ground, the secondary latch is engaged causing
the tire not to lower.
If the secondary latch is engaged and the cable end is visible, perform the following procedure:
the cable by rotating the hoist shaft clockwise until you hear 2 clicks
or feel it skip twice. You cannot overtighten the cable.
Loosen the cable by rotating the hoist shaft counterclockwise 3 or 4 turns.
If the spare tire can be lowered, repeat steps 1 and 2 to see if the spare tire can be removed.
the spare tire cannot be lowered, rotate the hoist shaft
counterclockwise until approximately 15 cm (6 in) of cable is exposed.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Place a transmission jack, or equivalent, under the spare tire.
the center of the transmission jack under the secondary latch release
button at the center of the spare tire. Arrange the arms of the
transmission jack so they will support the tire after it has been
Raise the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is firmly held in place, releasing the secondary latch.
the tire. If the spare tire is hanging by the cable, rotate the hoist
shaft counterclockwise until the tire is low enough to remove.
you have a problem with your primary hood latch, your secondary latch keeps it from flying up into your windshield. inspect the pri. latch, it may have stuck and won't close. a thorough soaking with a good penetrating oil usually frees it up. if not you may have to replace the latch.
Rotate the hoist shaft counterclockwise until approximately 15 cm (6 in) of cable (1) is exposed.
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.
Continue rotating the hoist shaft counterclockwise in order to lower the hoist the rest of the way.
If this does not release the secondary latch, the spare tire hoist will need to be replaced. See the following procedure.
Important: If the spare tire hoist has been
fully raised without a spare tire in place, the secondary latch
mechanism may have become engaged. If this has occurred the hoist will
not lower and the following steps will need to be
If the spare tire does not lower to the ground,the secondary latch is engaged causing the tire not to lower Your vehicle has an underbody-mounted tire hoist 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 is damaged.For the secondary latch to work,the tire must be stored with the valve stem pointing up. 1.Check under the vehicle to see if the cable is visible.If it is not visible proceed to Step 6. 2.If visible,first try to tighten the cable by turning the wheel wrench clockwise until you hear two clicks or feel it skip twice.You cannot overtighten the cable. 3.Loosen the cable by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise three or four turns. 4.Repeat this procedure at least two times.If the spare tire lowers to the ground continue with Step 2 of removing the Spare. 5.Turn the wrench counterclockwise until approximately 6 inches (15 cm) of cable is exposed. 6.Attach the jack handle,extension and the wheel wrench to the jack and place it under the vehicle towards the front of the rear bumper.Position the center lift point of the jack under the center of the spare tire. 7.Turn the wrench clockwise to raise the jack until it lifts the end fitting. 8.Continue raising the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is held firmly in place. 9.Lower the jack by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise.Keep lowering the jack until the spare tire slides off the jack or is hanging by the cable. 10.Disconnect the jack handle from the jack and carefully remove the jack.Use one hand to push against the spare while firmly pulling the jack out from under the spare tire with the other hand.
it can be unbolted,but it sounds like your primary latch could be giving you problems. have some one play with the hood release (pushing and pulling) while you release secondary latch and pull up on hood. if you get it open spray all moving parts with wd40.
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.
Sugerinimo's idea is good but I good not get it too work.. Well, this can be easier or a bit harder. Mine was harder. You are stuck on the secondary tire lock. There is a process in your manual that involves lowering the tire as far as it goes with the secondary lock, then placing your tire jack under the center of the tire holder and jack it back up until its tight to the frame - this should release the secondary lock. In my case this did not work. Plan B, is grab a 15 mm socket, small extension and ratchet. Lower the tire as far as it goes. Locate the 15mm bolt that attaches the tire hanger to the frame, undo the bolt, the hanger is then swinging from the back, lift up the tire and bracket and it will fall off. be careful the tire is heavy. Next on the top of the tire you will see a rubber cover the secondary lock slides into. Pull down the boot. You will see two holes along the bottom on the opposite side to the crank. Turn the bottom part of the lock. If you look in the holes you can see where the catch is. Take a slot screw driver and hammer, line up the catch and tap it back in. The secondary lock is now free. Remember when reinstalling the bolt on the frame to use some locktite.