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I just recently bought a 06 chevy suburban and it didn't have a spare tire on the winch because someone cut it. The jack and tool used to lower the winch is not present also. I just bought a new tire winch which I'm going to install I just need to know where to purchase the tool used to lower winch? I need help to determine whether the shaft to the key hole also needs to be replaced because it is not connected to the existing tire winch.

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That's going to be a dealer item unless you call around to the junk yards and hope fully they
might have one laying around

hope this helps you

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