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The crank for lowering the spare tire is supposed to fit into a cylinder, which when turned counterclockwise is supposed to lower the spare. However, the cylinder appears to have no slot to fit the crank into, so nothing happens. Heard this one before?

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You didn't mention YEAR or MODEL, but if it is like most Lexus vehicles, the spare tire winch has a square "nipple" on the end of it, not a "slot". You slide the jacking extension square-end first into the tube and onto the nipple. (This usually requires connecting two or more jacking extension pieces together) You then use the lug wrench (which has a square hole in it) to turn the jacking extension to lower the tire.

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If you have the rods with sqaure ends and one with a flat bent part , the big square end is what goes to the crank to lower the tire.

Posted on Apr 17, 2011

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