Use penetrating oil called PB Blast. Spray liberally and wait twenty minutes. If you are referring to the tire not dropping when you turn the winch counter clockwise then you may need to do the following. This assumes that the cable has become caught inside the winch. Turn the winch as far as you can clockwise. This would normally raise the tire. In this case it should wrap the cable in the correct position. Get someone to help by pulling on the tire as you begin to loosen it counter clockwise. two or thre turns should be more than enough to get it to drop several inches. Once it is loose, unwind it all the way out to straighten the cable. Then re-wind with the tire on for tension. This should straighten it out.
If the tire is mounted under the bed, then it is held up by a winch. Using the factory jack handle , stick the shaft through a hole under the tailgate to engage the winch and crank to lower.
Remove the four 13mm bolts from the winch bracket and the whole assembly will come down.
life the carpet in the truck in the back. you should have a bolt head underneath that you turn with a socket and the spare will drop down.
If equipped with spare tire lock, attach key to crank. Open rear cargo doors. If a cover plate covers the hold for the spare tire winch, remove the cover plate. Insert crank into hole until it engages the winch, then turn counterclockwise. If it won't turn: The winch is broken (usually caused by corrosion.) Cut the cable holding the spare tire up to get the tire out of the way, then install a new spare tire winch.
The spare tire is under the center of the van. The winch access is between the front seats.
the lowering winch is operated by turning the nut accessable fromjust inside the liftgate.
The tool kit includes a several section crank and a male adapter. Remove access cover on rear bumper to locate winch mechanism. As the crank is rotated, the spare will decend to the ground.
i HAD THE SAME PROBLEM ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH A BLOW-OUT.I HAD TO TAKE A LONG EXTENSION WITH A SOCKET AND GO BETWEEN THE HOLES IN MY SPARE RIM AND REMOVE THE ENTIRE WINCH ASSEMBLY TO GET THE TIRE OUT FROM UNDER THE TRUCK.IT TURNS OUT THE INSIDE OF THE WINCH ASSEMBLY GOT RUSTY AND WAS KEEPING IT FROM RELEASING THE TIRE FROM THE WINCH.IT IS A PAIN TO GET OFF,I ENDED UP BEATING THE WINCH ASSEMBLY FROM THE BACK SIDE OF MY SPARE RIM WITH A 2 LB SLEDGE TO GET IT TO RELEASE,AND HAD TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE WINCH.GOOD LUCK.HOPE THIS HELPS.ON A GOOD NOTE,THERE IS ONLY 1 BOLT HOLDING THE ENTIRE ASSEMBLE TO THE TRUCK BEHIND THE SPARE TIRE,AND IS FAIRLY EASY TO REMOVE WITH A SOCKET AND LONG EXTENSION.
you have to buy a mounting plate that is attached to the radiator bracket then attach the winch
It is under the van, between the front seats. The access for the winch is just infront of the floor console.
If the question is "How can I remove the spare tire from under the truck bed of my Ford Ranger?" , on my Ranger if you lower the tail gate you will see a hole in the middle of the bed. Insert the tire crank handle from the tire jack into the hole and crank away and the tire will unwind from a winch.
Unscrew the cable winch See if your local library has a professional shop manual to look at for free... dave
No! It should not move. Your Explorer has a winch and cable system to secure your tire. If your tire will not tighten up, your cable may be knotted up. Pull the tire back down to the ground and retighten.
It is located under the vehicle between the rear bumper and the rear axle you will need your jack handle to winch it down
The spare tire on a 2008 Town and Country is located under the center of the van. There is an access between the front seats to insert the tire tool to lower the winch assembly. You can then reach under the van and pull the tire out.
1. Remove the lock cylinder with key. 2. Pinch open the plastic retainer collar that connects the guide tube to the winch, and slide the tube out of the way. 3. Remove the 5/8" mounting bolt that holds the winch to the body. I needed a breaker bar to get mine loose. I found the replacement kit cheapest here: http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/catalog/frameset.cfm Body Hardware/Rear Body/Spare Tire Carrier/spare carrier Should re-mount easily - don't know, I haven't tried re-assembling yet!
under the back end of the van behind the axle. the lowering winch is operated by turning the nut accessable fromjust inside the liftgate.
Remove the four 13mm bolts from the winch bracket and the whole assembly will come down
To lower the spare tire you need to some tools and a jack. There is a cable winch holding the spare in place, so you will have to loosen it using your tools.
You use the tire tools to lower the winch. The part you turn is located in front of the console between the front seats. When the tire is low enough, you can pull it out the side to remove it from the carrier.You use the tire tools to lower the winch. The part you turn is located in front of the console between the front seats. When the tire is low enough, you can pull it out the side to remove it from the carrier.
The Jack and handle are located behind the rear left side trim panel in the cargo area, pull up the levers to release the cover. Jack usage and stowage are illustrated on labels located on the inside cover of the stowage trim panel and on the jack. The spare Tyre is located under the rear of the vehicle by means of a winch mechanism. To remove the spare use the jack handle to rotate the nut which is located under the plastic cover at the centre-rear of the cargo floor area, just inside the lift gate opening. Fit the jack handle over this nut and rotate to the left until the spare is on the ground with enough slack cable to allow you to pull the tyre out from under the vehicle. When the tyre is clear the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the centre of the wheel. Hey presto one spare wheel!
Use your jack handle. Side it through the hole in the body just below the tailgate. Guide the end of the handle into the winch assembly. Crank the handle to winch the tire down.
just inside the rear door there is an opening in the carpet with a brass looking nut below. That is the spare tire raise and lower mechanism. The tire is underneath the van. Now this is a really stupid system because your van has been on the road for approx. 15 years and all the road debrise from the last decade and a half is now packed into the winch that raises and lowers your spare tire, so good luck with that. If you can get it to lower, you may not be able to raise it back into place. My spare has been under the back seat since about 2001.
The spare tire should easily fir back under the Dodge Caravan. You will need to winch the holder down and put the spare back on and tighten it up. There are some cases of malfunction with the winch. If this happens, take the vehicle to the dealership and they will put the spare tire back on.
Its easy! Place blocks under rear tires/parking brake on -Get the tire down if it isn't already -take the "guide tube" off. You MAY have to "jimmy" it a bit. Mine slid right off -Loosen the two bolts on the underside of the winch. I think they are 9/16th or 16mm something like that. Use a socket with extensions -Slide the winch out! Done! Replace is reverse the steps. If the spare tire is jammed in the up position, you can a) take off the bed (major PIA) or b) somehow cut the cable or the little bracket that holds the tire. Good luck