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Cannot get spare to release from undercarriage, cable is loosened & plastic wng nut turns however spare will not come off

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Will have to go underneath and release manually the safty catch. Its a forked looking object at the top of the cable system. The factory release just rusts and falls off. not allowing the safty to disengage when you need the tire.

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