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Thread: Spare Tire Carrier...
10-01-2012, 02:29 PM #1
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Spare Tire Carrier...
First...shame on me, bought a used truck without a jack or tire carrier crank handle, now that I am passed that: Anyone have an "easy" solution for lowering the spare tire from the carrier until I can get my hands on a tire carrier crank handle? I need to lower the spare down in order to install a fifth wheel hitch on my 2005 Silverado 2500HD...I am also going to see if the local dealers might have one, but I am sure they will be very proud of those handles.SCPO Bob
2005 Chevy Silverado|6.6L LLY|CTS-Edge|Banks Intake & Cat-Back Exhaust
10-01-2012, 02:39 PM #2
I suggest going to a junk yard to get one. In the mean time a big flat head screwdriver might fit in the slot well. Then turn it with an adjustable wrench. maybe a large prybar with a flat end? I wonder if the one for the 1500 is the same as the 2500.
Last edited by Pikey; 10-01-2012 at 03:04 PM.
1995 Silverado 4x4
6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
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2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)
10-02-2012, 03:42 PM #3
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So after an afternoon of calling Dealerships and junkyards, I found a Dealer that said they had the "right" parts...after getting them home I found that the stuff I bought didn't work as the winch did not accept the flat-blade of the handle (nor was it even long enough). So after looking everything over I determined that the plastic tubing covering the winch mechanism had to go...so after I ripped that off (no damage) I found that the interfacing part of the winch was a 1/2in square head. So I grabbed my self a long extension, my speed wrench, and a 1/2in socket....bada bing 5min later my spare was on the ground free and clear of the truck.
10-02-2012, 03:45 PM #4
Glad to hear that you got it off. My 02 had a flat thing in there. I don't know what my 05 has.
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