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My spare tire on my Dakota starts to lower when I crank it…

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My spare tire on my Dakota starts to lower when I crank it but only comes down halfway before going back up. What can I do to remove my spare?
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11/17/2017
Dodge Mechanic: George H., ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago
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Hello I will help,

Sounds like the cable is pinched so it won't unroll all the way. When it gets as far down as you can get it try kicking the tire enough to pull on the cable and bounce the tire. That should pull it out where it is pinched so it doesn't roll back up again. If you can get it down to the point you can lift one side of the tire enough to turn the hanger sideways to slip it through the center hole you can work on the tire retainer later.

Let me know how I can help

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thanks I'll try it in a few days.
Dodge Mechanic: George H., ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

OK, I want you to understand what is happening. The cable has become pinched under itself so either pull, bounce or hit it til you get that loop to come out from the others that are pinching it. If you can get the tire down enough to tip it up on one side to remove the hanger from the center it will take the weight off it. If you need to you can put a cinder block or a log under one side to give you a higher point to lift against when you tip it.

Please let me know if you have further questions, if nothing further please complete the rating

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