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Removing spare tire 1st gen..how do I get it off this wiring?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by N81292, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Nov 22, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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    N81292

    N81292 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I was able to lower the spare but it's attached to this silver cable and idk how to get it off. the owners manual doesn't mention it at?
     
  2. Nov 22, 2016 at 4:13 PM
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    Roo1041

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    Lower it until it's on the ground, and then a little more and the center "hook" should be able to turn sideways and pulled through. Then slide the tire out from under the truck.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2016 at 4:13 PM
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    carofchoice

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    lower tire to the ground
    lower cable a little more
    at the end of the cable is a bracket
    pull bracket through wheel bore
    pull tire out from under the truck
     
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    You should be able to lower the wheel all the way to the ground, continue lowering it until the cable has slack and then the center piece needs to be turned to the side to slip through the hub.
     
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    Thought this was a third gen thread...
     
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    The thing felt like it was soldered on there! got it lmao
     
  7. Nov 22, 2016 at 10:15 PM
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    That center piece attached to the cable is called the carrier plate. Some truck's spare tires won't go all the way to the ground depending on how much lift you have in the back also.
     
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  9. Nov 22, 2016 at 11:03 PM
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    Just be sure that cable/end isn't rusty or frayed
    as it could possibly break
    and the spare could be gone or worse !?

    I believe there was a TSB - Recall for the corrosion concerns.
    But was likely only for the rust belt states.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    I just bought a 2003 Tacoma from Ohio. Dealer replaced the cable assembly free.
     
  11. Nov 29, 2016 at 8:15 AM
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    Lubing the cable should be done periodically.
     

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