May have found a quick fix for sticking spare tire

Mark20

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Dec 6, 2011
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Wanted to drop, lube and air up my Envoy's spare tire. First time I ever dropped it, it was stuck. Used my small floor jack to push it up tight to the frame and that did the trick. Last time I tried dropping it, the same thing. This time I started by first driving the dropping mechanism clockwise so it would click through its tension release a couple of times (this is the first thing the owner's manual says to try) and the tire then dropped perfectly. I lubed the locking mechanism anyway.

So for those with a stuck tire, try clockwise first and then see if you get it lowered.
 

Wooluf1952

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Nov 20, 2011
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
When you store the tire, do you crank it until it clicks twice and the valve stem up?
 

Mark20

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Dec 6, 2011
1,630
I've left the tire oriented as it came out of the factory, stem up. This time I definitely let it have 2 or 3 clicks when I cranked it up.
 

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