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How do you remove the spare tire for a 2001 Mitsubishi montero sport?


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January 24, 2011 12:45AM

The '01 Montero Sport spare cranks down with your lug wrench from the rear storage compartment. Lift lid and you will see a round cap/plug in the center. Remove this plastic plug and see a large hex lug, turn counterclockwise to lower your spare to the ground. Loosen it a little extra the lift the spare and turn the lift bracket sideways so it will come up out of the hole in center of rim. You may need to knock this bracket/plate down out of the center first, sometimes they stick in there. Remember to crank this back up before driving on.