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Tire is under the truck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ford F250 Spare Tire Removal
The only trick I know is to coat the bolts with coppergrease - and check yearly.
They get the worst of the road spray, then sieze.
Sometimes bolt croppers are the only way - then replace the mountings.
Try penetrating oil for several days ( I presume you're home now), and apply a self-grip wrench while using a good socket set on the other. If it snaps - job done, get a replacement.
Paint your spare steel rim with a rustproofing sealant - or it will soon rust around the tyre - causing a flat as well.
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Posted on Jun 18, 2008
This may sound funny but unwind the cable to the ground lie on your back and kick the spare tire until you free it.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
These can be very difficult to deal with. What I've found is that the safety catch gets filled with grit and won't release properly. We usually support the tire with blocks so the weight of the tire is not on the cable and then you can, sometimes, reach up and work the safety catch enough to get it to disengage...But I have seen them so stuck that we've had to cut the secondary lock off which means you have to replace it if you want your spare back under the chassis again. I see the most problems with these in gravel and dirt road areas or areas that use lots of salt and sand in the winter.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
There is a place at the rear, into which you put the jack handle, then turn counter clockwise and a cable releases the tire.
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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