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How do I fix the spare tire winch on the Dodge Grand Caravan? Currently it is jammed and I need to replace the tire winch.

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SOURCE: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan spare tire won't come

Raise it back up, the cable has a small end that must go up into the bracket to release the lock. With the weight of the tire on the cable the lock will release. You may need to kick the tire a few times to make sure it is hanging and not stuck. When it comes down, you'll se how it works (really dumb design) I had one where after lowering the tire to check the pressure, it would not go all the way back up. There is a grooved pulley that pulls the cable up, and if the cable jumps a groove, it will not pull the tire all the way up. The only way I got it back up was to cut a window on the side of the housing and reset the cable and wound it back 1/2 way.

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if the spare tire is under the van there should be a hole by the licence plate to crank it down with a jack handle

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Spare tire location?

With the new 2008 models, the spare tire was moved from the rear of the van to a spot below the front seats. The lug for the tire winch is located under a round cover in the floor just in front of and between the two front seats. If you look under the van, you will see the black tire-shaped cover for the spare.

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On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and disconnect the wiring for your controls. Then you can access the bolts that secure the mirror onto the door

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There is a compartment inside the rear hatch (sometimes on the driver's side and sometimes on the Passenger side) that you can open and your tire changing equipment and instructions will be in there. (unless someone removed it) The jack handle must be used to "crank" the winch to let down the cable that holds the spare tire in place.

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It depends if you have stow and go seating, Look under the vehicle up by the front bench seats (middle of vehicle). Usually its at the very rear of the vehicle underneath. You will need the Tire wrench(or 19mm socket with wrench) to lower it into place via the winch adapter(Located in the floor, covered by an acces door or carpet cut out).

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From the owner's manual for that model, see link below also, page 299 of the PDF has a nice picture.

Spare Tire Removal
Fit the jack handle extension over the drive nut. Use the
Lug Wrench to rotate the nut counter clockwise until the
spare is on the ground with enough slack in the cable to
allow to pull the tire out from under the vehicle.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
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When the spare is clear, tilt the retainer at the end of the
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Is there any where to place a full sized spare tire in a 2008 grand caravan?


According to a dodge salesman, the spare tire cover is big enough to take a full size tire. Folks who pull trailers want full size tires so Chrysler made the cavity under the front seats big enough for one. Still, I expect it will be a pain to pull a full size tire out from under the middle of the van.

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Spare tire location?


With the new 2008 models, the spare tire was moved from the rear of the van to a spot below the front seats. The lug for the tire winch is located under a round cover in the floor just in front of and between the two front seats. If you look under the van, you will see the black tire-shaped cover for the spare.

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If you have sow and go seating as they call it, the spare is under the van, in the center. I've heard it is a dandy thing to get at.

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Replacing spare tire winch 2004 chev trailblazer


I have a '02 TrailBlazer and I had the same problem. When I got a flat and went to change the tire on the side of the road I was not able to get the tire off the winch. Luckly, I have AAA and the driver knew the trick to getting the tire free. The process involved lowering the tire as far as it would go and then kicking it. Wind back up and repeat until the winch free's itself.

When I took the car into the shop to get the tire fixed and the have the spare put back on the car, they were not able to get the winch free enough to put the tire back on. They said that is is a common problem with this mechanism and suggested replacing the winch system (estmated parts and labor $215). From what I can tell the winch accumulates rust up in the cable and locks up.

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Spare Tire Cable will not drop while turning the crank


it requires the weight of the spare to make the cable unwind
turning counter clockwise to let the tire down is correct but it requires weight to make the lock clutch to disengage and if it does so the cable may become entangled in the casing and surrounds
you should be able to access the winch unit and remove it from the vehicle to work on it

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