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1996 Dodge Caravan - Cant lower spare tire.

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1996 Dodge Caravan - Can''''t lower spare tire. When I turn the knob on the devise to raise/lower tire, it just clicks. It will try to raise it but not lower it.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Brian W replied 9 years ago.

There is really no way to repair the spare tire mechinism. They rust up and sieze do to the location on the van. I personally attempted to pry the cable down on a vehicle about 5 years ago, and finally got the wheel to come down, however after prying and beating the wheel off, the mechinism never worked after that.

You will need a hacksaw blade or a diegrinder and cut the plastic retainer at the center of the wheel. Then you can get at the bolts, to replace the unit.


I hope this helped if so an accept is appreciated

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