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I cannot figure out how to get the spare tire down

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Look for a small **** in or above the rear bumper. if this is your situation, then a long rod should have been included with your jack. this is a common way to lower the spare on a truck-type vehicle.

if this is ****/rod set-up is the case, then you will have to insert the long rod into the **** until it comes in contact with a slotted bolt head (like a regular screw/bolt and a regular screwdriver). then, turn the rod (usually by attaching the protruding end of the rod to a square hole in the middle of the tire iron, and using the tire iron as a handle) and the chain which holds the tire in place should loosten, and the tire will decend.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

Testimonial: "I inserted the rod after I assembled the 3 pieces but when I turned it counter clockwise nothing happened. It just turns, tire still in place."

  • dleiland Jul 20, 2011

    Use the female square end of the rod. The third extension that has the non-square end is for insertion into the jack. Also, if the tube that guides the rod is off - as mine was - then you must get under vehicle, putting your hand up through the slots of the spare tire wheel to guide the rod. Lower the tire and move it out of the way - do not disconnect spare from cable - and then attach the holder mechanism so that the rod channel is held in place. Return spare to its carry position. Of course, this is best done while vehicle is on drive or other flat surface; and then it will be ready should you have a flat on the road.

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