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help with removing spare tire

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by toyotacoinwa, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Mar 2, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    toyotacoinwa

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    so i've read the manual and still can't f'in figure out how to remove the spare tire.. i attached all of those 3 pieces and put it into the hole about the rear license plate and played around with it but it still didn't work... please help.. thanks
     
  2. Mar 2, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    are you using the 4th piece so you can crank it?
     
  3. Mar 2, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    ajohnson

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    I had the same problem haha. The metal bar with the hook on the end is the piece that needs to go in the slot and crank the cable, you know what I'm talking about?
     
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    Shine a flashlight in there. The "J" end of the handles fits into a slot like it was a screwdriver. It will help if you look under the truck and feel around up there. The spare lowers when you turn the handles counter clockwise.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    There's a hole in there that you have to hook with the hook end of the poles. take a flashlight and shine it in there - you'll see what I'm talking about. Once you have that "eye" hooked, spin the rod and the tire will slowly lower.
     
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    with a light, look through the hole first so you can see exactly what your trying to put that hooked end into. the curved tip sets into about a two inch circle'd drive in which you can lower and raise the tire. once the tire is down, crawl under to get a better look.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    yeah i've crawled down there but still couldn't tell anyways i have the hook part at the end but i guess i need to shine some light so i'll be back and give y'all an update.. thanks
     
  8. Mar 2, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    so i grabbed a flashlight which really helped and i got the spare down but how do u get it off the rope thing that brought it down? and also wtf did toyota make the spare release like this? why couldn't they just do it the easier way.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    Hook up the 3 sections of the jack handle (Don't put on the end piece you use to crank yet.) Slide it in and crawl underneth and follow it all the way useing a flashlight until you see the resting area the hook part goes in....insert in the groove, slide back out and attach the handle. I think Toyota could have made it a whole lot easier...:rolleyes:
     
  10. Mar 2, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    keep cranking. you need slack in the cable to take the hook off the spare. the hook is rectangular and fit thru the circle of the spare, only one way.

    i hate the lowering system. chevy's is a hole. you can do it blind.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    seriously i just got it done and yeah i hate this too... it's so much easier for other vechicles
     
  12. Mar 2, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    toyotacoinwa

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    one last question.. my air light was on and i checked and it wasn't any of my tires so it must have been the spare right? and now its off will the light go away?
     
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