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Old 09-26-2012, 11:04 AM
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Spare Tire no lock....Please help

So I bought my truck about 6 months ago, used I noticed it did a perfectly good spare tire and jack set but not till I needed it did I see it has a special star socket to drop the tire. Well that wasn't with the jack so I have a space thats just worthless how could I get this thing dropped? Thanks
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what year??
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Bolt cutters n watch out. Had a tire place strip mine out. The only way I got it down was to cut it


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what year??
2005......
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[QUOTE=RRFPD445;3268832]Bolt cutters n watch out. Had a tire place strip mine out. The only way I got it down was to cut it

Yea that's the next step...but how did u use it again after cutting the wire
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Bolt cutters n watch out. Had a tire place strip mine out. The only way I got it down was to cut it

Yea that's the next step...but how did u use it again after cutting the wire
Go to a Ford dealer. Take the truck with you so they can check it They have a master key for the lock. They can tell you what the key number is and you can have a key made from a company in N.Y. The Ford dealer should be able to hook you up with the company name and with the key number you give them they should be able to send you the key in the mail for about $35.00 The key is operated with the jack handle to lower the spare tire to the ground. Same thing happened to me. Worth every penny not to destroy the spare tire holder. I also have a 2005 XLT 4X4 LB CC Ford wants about $600 to replace the spare tire holder assembly, $35.00 is way cheaper.
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So I bought my truck about 6 months ago, used I noticed it did a perfectly good spare tire and jack set but not till I needed it did I see it has a special star socket to drop the tire. Well that wasn't with the jack so I have a space thats just worthless how could I get this thing dropped? Thanks
Are you sure the key isn't in the glove box? That's were mine is. I'm just asking.
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Threw it in the bed. I really needed it down badly.


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I had the same problem when I got my truck, no key for the tire winch. I think you use a 9/16's socket and take a a few extensions and hammer it onto the key so you can lower the tire (I have also hear of using a pipe hammered onto it or using a bolt out.), then you can crawl under the truck and pop the lock off the winch so that you can lower it with a normal handle. Hope that makes sense. There is a thread about it around here somewhere, mine is an 08 but I'm betting the process isn't much different.

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May be late but just did this on my 2000. Hammered the 9/16 6pt socket on and lowered it by hand. Then got under there with long flat head and put it between the lock and tire carrier piece and just pried until it popped off. Nothing to it. Took 5 minutes by myself.
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