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How do you remove spare tire?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by LazyRyan, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Nov 1, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    LazyRyan

    LazyRyan [OP] Wtf am i suppose to type here?

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    i cant see crap down that hole on top of the license plate. whats supposed to go down there and how do u get the tire out?
     
  2. Nov 1, 2008 at 8:07 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Put all the extensions on your jack handle. The curved end goes into the hole and you will feel a "notch" that it fits into. Rotate the handle counter clock wise and it will lower the spare.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM
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    silver07taco

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    There is a kit in a black bag next to your jack, # long poles you hook the together and sick it in the hole youll need a flashlight to see the cranks and just crank the tire down.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    beastlytaco

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  5. Nov 1, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I actually lowered my spare for the first time ever today... Just get a flashlight to look down that hole and it's a LOT easier. You're literally feeling around in the dark if you don't.

    Read your owner's manual, too. It has descriptions, drawings, etc. They certainly helped me.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2008 at 8:22 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Wow.. I'll be damned... Some questions are best not asked! :eek:

    j/k

    A little light will help. Not that hard dont give up...:D
     
  7. Nov 1, 2008 at 11:53 PM
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    LazyRyan

    LazyRyan [OP] Wtf am i suppose to type here?

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    :D haha yeah i kno. just felt a bit "lazy" to read the manual. thanks for the help
     
  8. Nov 2, 2008 at 12:20 AM
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    humanoid

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    Thus for your user name, huh? I guess next time some of us will be too "lazy" to give you the answer. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Nov 2, 2008 at 1:16 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    yeah yeah, enough with the sexual innuendos:rolleyes::D question about the spare though.... is the spare under a truck with alloy different than the ones with steelies? if i recall the lugs are different so thats what made me thing of it. i sold my alloys to my girlfriends dad and bought his steelies for studded tires but i want to make sure we can both use our spares still.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2008 at 5:05 AM
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    Amazing idea!!
     
  11. Nov 2, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    Got to pay for it first!
    If you ever lower your spare for any reason fresh from the factory flip it over so you can get to the valve stem.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM
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    mws4ua

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    I flipped mine yesterday while I had it down... The owner's manual says to always keep the front of the tire facing up. Obviously I disobeyed, but anybody know the reason they say to keep it like that?

    Also, when I brought it down, I noticed that the front of the tire (which had been facing up) had some pretty deep grooves in it from where it had been held up against the truck. I guess that's normal?
     
  13. Nov 2, 2008 at 3:38 PM
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    I read the manual, and I think it is wrong. Or I am probably wrong. Should I remove the silver piece from around the hook before I stick the hook in? Or does the hook itself latch onto something that lowers the tire?
     
  14. Nov 3, 2008 at 5:47 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I lowered mine too this weekend to get the TPMS light to go out, it musta been lower your spare day.

    I don't have a compressor so I stuck it in the bed, drove to a gas station, filled it to spec, drove back home, greased the cable mechanism, and remounted the opposite way with valve down like some have suggested here. Its staying that way.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2008 at 5:56 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I wish I could see what you're talking about. I don't remember a silver piece around the hooked end of mine. Can you post some pics?
     
  16. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:35 AM
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    Yeah. I will post some pics this evening. What a headache this is though! I am glad I decided to do this at home, and my wife wasn't trying to figure it out on the side of the road somewhere!
     
  17. Apr 28, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    Okay, so I go to lower my spare, and after fumbling in the dark to fit the 'curved end' of the rod in the 'slot', I decide to try the flashlight route. My Tacoma does not have a slot, it has a circular receiver of some kind that would appear to use a driver very much like one used on the anti-theft nuts on my rims. The anti-theft socket it came with does not fit, nor does anything my truck came with. Is the spare just for show? Has anyone heard of this phenomenon?
     
  18. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    Bump... I just brought my "new" 06 2wd 4cyl Access Cab home last weekend and am going through it to get acquainted. I am also having trouble with the spare lowering mechanism. I used a flashlight to see into that tiny slot and there is nothing for the hook end of the jack/handle to engage - see pics:

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    What looks like a slot is actually the raised area so it would require some sort of claw device to grab this. Please help. THx in advance

    -noob
     
  19. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    The "Hook" part fits into the slot in the thing you are looking at.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    That's it--The hook fits into it much like a flathead screwdriver fits into a flathead screw.:)
     
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