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How to lower spare tire carrier and take tire of 1989 ford ranger

I don't have a owers manual, I don't know if it's just stuck. I've taken every bolt out I can find, and I doesn't appear to be loose in any way

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Through a hole in the bumper, use the jack handle

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if you lower the tail gate you will see a
hole in the middle of the bed. Insert the tire crank handle from the tire jack into
the hole and crank away and the tire will unwind from a winch.

if the crank is missing or brokrn try the procedure given below

You should CAREFULLY get under the ranger, close to where the spare is supposed to be (the rear part of the vehicle) and then look for the plastic covered (or not) steel wire that pulleys the spare down and cut it.
BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL because just right after you do this the spare tire will fall down to the floor.
Obviously i wouldn't recommend doing this if its not an emergency, because the levering system that rolls the spare tire up and down will be screwed after you do this and you would need to replace it in order to get it functional again.
If its not an emergency then do this.
Go to the nearest Pep boys and ask anyone there what to do. They will be able to fix it up or to replace the whole system in no time.

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