Removing the Spare Tire and Tools

Crew Cab
Crew Cab

A. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit
B. Tool Kit
C. Wheel Blocks
D. Jack
E. Jack Knob
F. Wing Nut Retaining Wheel Blocks

Regular Cab
Regular Cab

A. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit
B. Tool Kit
C. Wheel Blocks
D. Jack
E. Jack Knob
F. Wing Nut Retaining Wheel Blocks

Extended Cab
Extended Cab

A. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit
B. Tool Kit
C. Wheel Blocks
D. Jack
E. Jack Knob

For regular cab models, the equipment you will need is behind the passenger seat. For extended and crew cab models, the equipment is on the shelf behind the passenger side second row seat.

1. Turn the knob on the jack counterclockwise to lower the jack head to release the jack from its holder.

2. Turn the wing nut counterclockwise to remove the wheel blocks and the wheel block retainer.

3. Turn the wing nut used to retain the storage bag and tools counterclockwise to remove it.

Use the jack handle extensions and the wheel wrench to remove the underbody-mounted spare tire.

A. Spare Tire (Valve Stem Pointed Down)

A. Spare Tire (Valve Stem Pointed Down)
B. Hoist Assembly
C. Hoist Cable
D. Tire/Wheel Retainer
E. Hoist Shaft
F. Hoist End of Extension Tool
G. Hoist Shaft Access Hole
H. Wheel Wrench
I. Jack Handle Extensions
J. Spare Tire Lock (If equipped)

1. Open the spare tire lock cover on the bumper and use the ignition key to remove the spare tire lock (J). To remove the spare tire lock, insert the ignition key turn and pull straight out.

2. Assemble the wheel wrench (H) and the two jack handle extensions (I), as shown.

2. Assemble the wheel wrench (H) and the two jack handle extensions (I), as shown.

3. Insert the hoist end (open end) (F) of the extension through the hole (G) in the rear bumper.

3. Insert the hoist end (open end) (F) of the extension through the hole (G) in the rear bumper.

Do not use the chiseled end of the wheel wrench.

Be sure the hoist end of the extension (F) connects to the hoist shaft. The ribbed square end of the extension is used to lower the spare tire.

4. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground.

Continue to turn the wheel wrench until the spare tire can be pulled out from under the vehicle.

5. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle.

6. Tilt the tire toward the vehicle with some slack in the cable to access the tire/wheel retainer.

6. Tilt the tire toward the vehicle with some slack in the cable to access the tire/wheel retainer.

Tilt the retainer and pull it through the center of the wheel along with the cable and spring.

7. Put the spare tire near the flat tire.

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