the winder mechanism appears to have spooled out all the cable. the
cable is not corroded. the tire has not dropped to the ground but not
enough that I can force the attachment that the cable slides through
so the wheel remains suspended under the vehicle (but loose - ie. will
spin and can be pushed around a bit). I cannot see behind the rim so
am not sure what what the tire is being held up by. any ideas?
if the tire is stuck at the top try kicking it to make it drop, if it has
dropped some and wont go down all the way all you can do is try to go up
and down with it to see if it free's itself, If not cut the cable
On my 2000 Caravan, the cable which raises and lowers the spare tire
isn't stuck...I can lower it just fine, but the tire will only drop a
couple of inches. It seems that the bracket, or something on the
topside of the tire, is stuck on a thin cable of some sort that
crosses the spare. I'm loathe to go up there with a wire cutters and
start hacking...what's going on?
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