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Thread: Spare Tire Removal
03-13-2011, 07:20 PM #1
Spare Tire Removal
Don't know if this has been covered before, but if you haven't done so already I recommend checking your spare to make sure it will release when you need it. I say this because mine wouldn't drop. I even went so far as to take it to the dealer and they said it's pretty common for the secondary lock to seize up and the only thing to do is cut it off and get a new mechanism. I had my bed off today so I was able to access the lock and beat on it to release the tire (This can't be accessed from underneath), I just thought I'd mention this because if I'd had a flat I would've been stuck with the spare locked up under the truck and I'd hate to see this happen to someone else.Adam
03-13-2011, 08:00 PM #2
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Good advice Adam. Also they should remember to check the pressure in the spare every time they check the other 4. I always forget mine & when I remember it a year later, it is down to 15-20psi which pretty much makes it worthless when you need it.1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
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03-13-2011, 09:43 PM #3
WD40 and grease !!!!!! all the time just like you grease your fittings...OH , you don't ??? lol BETER START !!
Very good advice !
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03-14-2011, 08:34 AM #4
Thanks for the advice Adam![/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"
03-14-2011, 11:24 AM #5
Once a year I drop mine and lube everything.
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