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Sapare tire crank is broken off inside the

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Sapare tire crank is...

Sapare tire crank is broken off inside the winding.mechanism

Mechanic's Assistant: How old are the tires? And have they been a problem in the past?

No tire is fine. Need to get the spare down

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2005 ram

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes and prying it down

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dodge
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Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 8 months ago
Eric
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HI,

Not an elegant solution but since you will have to replace the whole mechanism anyway since it is broken inside the winding mechanism, use a pair of metal cutting pliers and cut the cable just behind the piece holding the tire that goes thru the center of the tire. You will want someone else under the truck to hold the tire up when you cut the cable to keep it from falling on you or use a jack to hold it in place.

With it broken off inside the winding mechanism, there simply is not way to lower it conventionally

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