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I got spare tire down, now how do I get it off the steel cable

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  • happycamper5 Sep 05, 2010

    You were right on. I figured it out in the morning when I could see better. I must add that a 16in tire is heavy to hold up with one hand while being cramped under the truck trying to undo the plate and cable. Being a "senior kind of guy" I used a big rock to hold up one side of the tire which made it easier to remove the cable and plate. I bet many a Chevy owner has been stranded at night trying to solve this puzzle. Thanks for your help! John in Utah

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Now that it is down you should be able to lift one side of the tire with one hand and take the other hand a push the cable and plate thru the center toward the ground until you can flip the plat 90 degrees and push one end of the plate through the center of the wheel.

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