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Old 10-10-2009, 04:56 PM
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Spare tire won't lower.

The spare begins to drop down then just stops, no matter how much I turn the handle. If I reverse direction (clockwise) it will pull the tire back up and hold it securely. Any suggestions on fixing this?
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:06 PM
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Drop it down as far as possible and then spray some WD40 on the mechanism. Raise and lower it a few times and hopefully it will break free. Good luck!
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:23 PM
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In the manual it says to raise it back up til it clicks I think 3 times then back down and repeat a few times. It took me more than that to get it down. I would get something better than WD-40, but same idea. There is PB blaster and I use a product called release-all, same price as WD but WAY better. Then let it soak and repeat the up and down thing a few times.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:55 PM
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You may have to apply a little downward pressure in the tire/rim. My cable didnt stick but the part that slides on it was. Pulling down a little was all it took to get it there.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:12 PM
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Which mechanism do you recommend lubing? The secondary latch assembly or the cable/winch set up? Thanks for any input.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:15 PM
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Everything and anything you can get to! You can't hurt nothing by lubing everything!
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:41 PM
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Everything and anything you can get to! You can't hurt nothing by lubing everything!

hmmm
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:59 PM
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I lowered mine all the way then used grease on the cable and latch assembly to keep it from siezing
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:57 AM
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Mine wouldn't work either. I lowered it completely, messed with the cable, etc, and it wouldn't come down. Had a buddy come over, and we sat behind the truck, and kicked the holy crap out of it until it fell. I lubed the cable, and everything, and got nothing. Found my winch system to be torn up, and broken apart. Once he came over, and we both kicked it a bunch (4-5 mins) it finally fell...full size spare is mounted in my roof basket, so I didn't need the stocker....so mine is sitting in my garage...
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:53 PM
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I pried on mine with a shovel while my friend turned the handle.
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