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 Post subject: OK... how do I get the spare wheel out...
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 4:25 pm 
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Hi guys. I've been lurking here for a while now, and I finally have a question. I can't really pick which forum I should be posting this in, so feel free to move it.

Anyway, I have an 05 BA MKII xr8 ute...with a slow leak in my back tyre, and you know how utes have the spare tyre underneath?

WELL, how do I get the stupid retainer out from the wheel? I lowered the wheel down with the winchy thing, but now I just have a wheel dangling off my car by a steel cable.

In exchange for help, here's a pic of said car:

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 Post subject: Re: OK... how do I get the spare wheel out...
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 4:33 pm 
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OK well this is awkward, I just went out and fiddled some more and I got it out. Man I wouldn't like to be on the side of a freeway trying to work this out. Also the wheel barely makes it passed the rear skirt...

ARGH so now I have a new problem, I've only got the thing that undoes the lock nut. Not the other nuts.

*Sigh*

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 Post subject: Re: OK... how do I get the spare wheel out...
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 4:42 pm 
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Wasnt too hard was it lol

My predicament though is, it was raining when i took the spare wheel out to change a flat so just tightened it back up without the flat back underneath and has now gotten stuck. I cant wind it back down is there anyway to fix this??
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 Post subject: Re: OK... how do I get the spare wheel out...
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 4:48 pm 
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Maybe it needs some weight on it when you wind it down?
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 Post subject: Re: OK... how do I get the spare wheel out...
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:05 pm 
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I may be scrawney but was giving it a good yank while winding and still wasnt budging only bending the rod insert!
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 Post subject: Re: OK... how do I get the spare wheel out...
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:49 pm 
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Damn. Cos I just wound up the thing without a wheel on it as well.

Took me freaking ages but I can finally check "change a spare" off the list of manly things to do.
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 Post subject: Re: OK... how do I get the spare wheel out...
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 11:16 pm 
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HewittsUte wrote:
I may be scrawney but was giving it a good yank while winding and still wasnt budging only bending the rod insert!


i think you'll find youre only jamming the links up inside, it does need weight on it like elf suggested to keep the links straight so they all come out in a neat and orderly fashion :wink:
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