Spare Tire Removal

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by adampaul1964, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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.
  2. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    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.

    DAREDEVIL Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    WD40 and grease !!!!!! all the time just like you grease your fittings...OH , you don't ??? lol BETER START !!

    Very good advice !
  4. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    Thanks for the advice Adam!
  5. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Once a year I drop mine and lube everything.

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