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Lowering/raising the spare tire

How do you lower/raise the underneath spare tire for a 1999 mercury mountaineer? and where is the tool located to do it? Thanks.

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The crank handle is actually in the back on the left side (cargo area)
and you can lower the spare tire by introducing the handle in the hole that is located by the latch in the same area.you just have to twisted counter clockwise to lower it down..

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There should be a crank handle under the hood and an access hole just above rear bumper

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