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I actually have a 2009 Mercury mariner premier. I am trying

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Hi, I actually have a 2009 Mercury mariner premier. I am trying to locate the access hole to get to the spare tire. I have looked in the rear bumper and in the trunk area, but I still cannot find it!
JA: How old are the tires? And have they been a problem in the past?
Customer: the spare tire has never been replaced. No I just recently purchased the car.
JA: Are you fixing your Mariner yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. I have tried looking in the rear bumper, like it says in the manual.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 2 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you today. Give me just a moment to review your post, and I'll be right back with the help you need.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Ron replied 2 months ago.

Claire,

The access hole is right in the center of the rear of the SUV, Have a look at the picture below which will show you where to look. If you look down under at the spare tire you can follow it over to the access to lower the tire.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Spare%20tire%20Sept%2022.pdf

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do I need to take of the bumper to get to it?
Expert:  Ron replied 2 months ago.

No you do not need to remove the Bumper. There is an access hole just as shown in the diagram I sent as well as the owners Manuel.

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