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Old 12-08-2009, 02:47 PM
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Default Spare Tire Woes

Went to use the spare on my recently purchased '99 Ranger and guess what? Couldn't get the access hole lock off. I drilled it out and then inserted the tool that comes with the jack and wasn't able to turn it to lower the spare tire. Maybe this is a common problem, and someone has a fix for this that doesn't involve grinding the flanges off the retainer hub. Thanks for any help on this. Dan
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:26 PM
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access hole lock?? I just have a hole that the tool goes into, not covered or anything. Have any pics?
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:23 PM
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access hole lock?? I just have a hole that the tool goes into, not covered or anything. Have any pics?
U can buy a aftermarket lock kinda like same thing for wheel locks.

Keeps people from stealing your spare
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:19 PM
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I have a temporary spare, let them steal it!! POS firestone worthless grumble grumble...

On topic: Do you have pics so we can see what you are talking about? I have the drop down rack on mine that just uses a bolt but I have the one you insert the tool in on my Sonoma. The are probably similar.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:14 PM
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I know on my 05 you have to get that tool lined up with a slot to get it to turn maybe the problem your having
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:29 PM
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ya, the winch that holds up the tire can be quite temperamental. it can get tough to get the tool to fit in the slot,
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ya, it can get tough to get the tool to fit in the slot,
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lol, figured someone would pick up on that one.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:30 AM
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you'd have to be Insane to actually think someone would want to steal a factory spare tire from a ford Ranger. it isn't even the same size as the stock tires (my spare was a 235, the factory tires 245) also it has a "donut looking" rim, so it's worthless on the street.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:47 AM
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you'd have to be Insane to actually think someone would want to steal a factory spare tire from a ford Ranger. it isn't even the same size as the stock tires (my spare was a 235, the factory tires 245) also it has a "donut looking" rim, so it's worthless on the street.
my stock tires were 205 and the spare was 225. WTF
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you'd have to be Insane to actually think someone would want to steal a factory spare tire from a ford Ranger. it isn't even the same size as the stock tires (my spare was a 235, the factory tires 245) also it has a "donut looking" rim, so it's worthless on the street.
I have heard of people stealing some pretty stupid stuff.

If it can be taken people will take it even if it is worthless. They get a thrill out of it just cause they know it will piss you off
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:06 AM
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I have heard of people stealing some pretty stupid stuff.

If it can be taken people will take it even if it is worthless. They get a thrill out of it just cause they know it will piss you off
yep, there was a bowling alley across the street from my highschool and when wed go over there every friday for PE some of the douchebags in the class would be unscrewing antennas off cars and tossing them
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:38 AM
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If I saw someone doing that I'd take it from him and whip him with it. Imagine the welts it would leave!
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:10 PM
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:12 PM
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I also have a recently purchased '99 ranger and while reading the manual I discovered that a long key, yes a key, not the lowering tool, but a actual key is needed to gain access to the hole to lower the spare. I sure the hell didn't get any long key from the seller. I think I'll just ask the ford service dept near my home to remove it and toss the damn lock away.

Did a litle research..........http://www.lockworld.com/specials2.htm

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