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Spare tire missing from underneath truck!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BayTaco, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    BayTaco

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    Hello TW, I have a predicament and maybe someone here can shed some light. As the tile says my spare is missing and I am not certain how it happened. The truck was parked at the marina yesterday, while I was out fishing. After getting back and making the trip back home the TMPS light on the dash came on. I thought I had a puncture, after pulling over and checking nothing seemed wrong so I made it home. Once home I checked again and nothing, so I wandered underneath the truck to check the spare and it was gone!! At first I thought it fell off the mount, because I went through a rough road, which was very bouncy, so I made the trip back to the marina and looked for it..no luck. Then I started thinking maybe it was stolen :mad:, but the cable is not cut. So WTH happened to my spare. Can it just fall off?? The distance between the mount and the frame is the same width as the spare would be and if this is the case there is a huge design flaw with the mount. Did some ahole steel it? Probably the latter and it is driving me nuts and I am livid at the thought of it. What are my options here and how much is this going to cost me to replace. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    mikesfarm

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    I had a buddies spare tire lift cable break and drop his spare on the interstate then he ran over the spare with his airboat trailer. It lifted the boat and trailer in the air and came down hard, but no harm done.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    David K

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    You would know if it fell off while driving! Since the light came on, it was removed just before that location!
     
  4. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    There's a TPMS sensor in the spare? Awesome.

    Sorry to hear about your loss, OP.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    mytoyo2

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    You must have a dishonest tacoma owner in the area . Sounds to me like it was taken off and they raised the hanger back up so u wouldnt see it or hear it dragging when u left. I knew a guy that use to take ppls spare tires till he had eneough to replace his wore out tires on his chevy:mad: as far as i know hes still doing it.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    You know a guy that does this and you haven't reported it to the authorities?

    Knowledge about a crime and not reporting it is, in fact, a crime in itself. Report that asshat.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    shit got stolen
     
  8. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Are you always this useful?

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    Yes I am sure the spare was there before, the TMPS light would have come on if I lost it before then.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    Are you always this sexy?
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    I can assure you, I am always this sexy.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    That sucks, glad no harm was done. The cable in my truck looks fine and it is still attached.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    There's no sensor on the spare... at least, I seriously doubt it's active/used. Anyone care to confirm/deny?
     
  14. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    there is in my spare
     
  15. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    The funny thing is the light didn't come on when I was leaving the parking lot, where I would assumed someone had plenty of time to steel it. It came on when I was on the highway heading home. That is why I assumed it fell off and yes I would have know if that happened, because the traffic behind me.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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  17. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    I am thinking so..and I heard of this being done. TOTAL B/S!!! You should report the guys who is doing this. It is not fair I worked hard for what I have and they should too :mad:
     
  18. Oct 24, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    And it actually sets off the TPMS if your spare gets low...?

    /me runs out to drain his spare tire of air...
     
  19. Oct 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    no sensor in my spare
     
  20. Oct 24, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Thanks. There is a sensor in my spare, well there was! I believe it was standard on our trucks from 06'.
     
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