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Removing the spare tire from a 2005 Chev Silverado

The secondary lock on the spare tire is engaged therefore not allowing the spare to come down.

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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.

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