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Old 01-03-2007, 12:55 PM
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Spare Tire Question

Ok this may sound dumb, in fact it probably is dumb..but how do you get this stupid spare tire out from under the truck?? I put the flat end of the rod (mounted on top of the radiator) into the hole next to the license plate but I'll be darned if I can get it to grab onto anything in there. I shined a flashlight and all I see is a flat metal surface..no key-way or anything to turn..what gives here? I've never owned a truck before so the way this spare is mounted is a 1st for me. Any help would be appreciated..thanks!!
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have u tried laying under and lookig up under to see anything
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Ok this may sound dumb, in fact it probably is dumb..but how do you get this stupid spare tire out from under the truck?? I put the flat end of the rod (mounted on top of the radiator) into the hole next to the license plate but I'll be darned if I can get it to grab onto anything in there. I shined a flashlight and all I see is a flat metal surface..no key-way or anything to turn..what gives here? I've never owned a truck before so the way this spare is mounted is a 1st for me. Any help would be appreciated..thanks!!
Thier should be a tube with the end closest to the bumper being fluted.
Just shined light in tube on my truck takes same key as locking lug nut.

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Old 01-03-2007, 01:52 PM
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Ok that's a start at least but I don't have locking lug nuts. The only thing I've got is a long rod that you put in there and the end of it looks like a big screwdriver w/ a notch cut out of the side of it. Knowing my luck the whole mechanism is hosed and I'm gonna have to go to extreme measures.
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key that fits on the end of the rod is in the glove box in a little ziplock bag, or it should be!
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:21 PM
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I'm not sure what year Ford started using the spare tire keys. There may be a wierd looking wrench in your glove box that needs to be attatched to the tool you used to allow it to engage. If so, it is designed to prevent others from stealing your spare. My truck has one & so did my 2005.
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OMG!! See I bought this truck used..it had no manual w/ it. I downloaded it but it's a pain to constantly fire up the PC everytime I want to look at something. I'm going to go check and see if I can find this key. I hope that's all it is. Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:36 PM
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Check with the local dealer. He might be able to locate a manual for you to keep in the glove box.
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