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- 1999 Caravan : Spare Tire Stuck
September 10, 2005, 8:52 pm
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- Ted Mittelstaedt
September 10, 2005, 10:45 pm
There is a safety catch that is a rube goldberg contraption. Look up through
Re: 1999 Caravan : Spare Tire Stuck
the slots in the wheel and you'll see the catch. It will be towards the rear
of the vehicle. You'll need to reach up in there (while the wheel is cranked
up) and pull back on the catch and have a second person start to let the
spare down while you keep the catch back. Once it's off you'll see what
caused your grief. You can than either fix it or disable it. Keep in mind
it's there because many earlier vans lost there spares because the cable
would rust away and it would fall out. This keeps that from happening.