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Where is the spare tire kept on the 1998 Ford windstar

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If you open the rear liftgate on carpet just forward of moulding you will see a plastic dimple with a square around it. Lift up that flap and you will see a nut this is the same size as lug nuts on your wheels. Now look to your right and you will see a compartment (it has to lock clips at top) pull open clips and remove panel inside you will find lug wrench jack and jack handle. remove wrench and go back to that flap and using your lug wrench loosen the nut. At this time your spare tire will be suspended by a cable and will be heading towards the ground look under back of van and there is your spare.

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    John Handley Dec 03, 2012

    thank you Ron, I just had a female family member on the phone that was attempting to change a flat tire and could not figure out how to get the spare down. I didnt know either so i googled it. within mitutes she had the tire down and by now is back on the raod. Good thing she's not afraid to get a little dirty and roll around on the ground. she was under the van when she called me, hehehe. thank you for the tip.



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