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2006 GMC Sierra 1500 cant remove spare tire - 2003 GMC Sierra

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  • audioartist Oct 31, 2008

    the cable and spring comes down but the spare is still held up by the metal piece

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    I just had the same problem. apparently there is a secondary release that you have to use the jack for. i tried it several times but that did not work. any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    cant get my spire tier to come down gmc sierra 05 cable will but the tier wont

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    cant get my spire tier to come down gmc searra 05 cable will but the tier wont

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Don't torch or cut the line!
The info at this link worked for me:
http://www.fixya.com/cars/t4375415-not_lower_spare_tire

I posted some pictures there also.

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The safety clamp is seized. It is on the cable just above the cups that hold the tire rim up. My mechanic had to torch the cable to get it off. If you can release the tension on the cable (support the spare while lowering the crank you may be able to get the clamp to release. If not, cut the cable above the clamp and you will still have enough cable length to bolt the cup back on. The owner's manual details this procedure. ( GM must know it does not release properly)

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You unscrew the vise and tire dont go down lower the vise take the tire bar pry the tire down its probably stuck on the frame hope it help you fixya our problem tanks pierre

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