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Can't Remove Spare...

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by ICECOLDBEER, Nov 21, 2020 at 5:28 PM.

  1. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:28 PM
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    ICECOLDBEER

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    I can't get my spare to release. Obviously there is a lot of rust. This is an Ontario truck. I gave the whole area a soak with fluid film. Anyways I think the problem is the stainless steel part which the tire tool threads into is completely gone...

    If you look at it the black part is what the stainless steel part threaded into. Any idea how I can remove it... It looks like a square. I was thinking maybe I could stick a 1/2in extension into it maybe? I tried using the squarte part of the tire tool but that didn't work....

    Any ideas?

    First pic is looking through the hole on back of the truck. See how it looks like a square dirve? Second pic is showing that the Stainless steel part is missing.
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  2. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:38 PM
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    This is from a YouTube video. But that's the little piece that's missing...

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  3. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    Anyone have diagrams? It kind of looks like the whole assembly is held on by four nuts but its hard to tell looking through the tire.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:35 PM
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    Looks like its held on with four bolts but the heads are up top... Hard to access with tire in the way.

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  5. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    It looks like those bolts are all screwed in from the top. Would you have to take your bed off to reach those to remove them?
     
  6. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    Is it possible to get some cutters in there and cut the cable?, its so rusted it might be a good idea to replace the whole assembly anyway.
     
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    I thought Toyota made trucks so reliable that you never need a spare....
    :crapstorm:
     
  8. Nov 21, 2020 at 7:05 PM
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    Ahh im a noob!! You are supposed to use the square drive on the tool. Mine was just so dirty/rusty I had to tap it in with a hammer... Then it didn't want to come back out haha. I think what threw me off is my Tacoma you use the loop part of the tool. Tundra at least my Tundra you use the square drive. Oh well she's off now. Also I don't need the spare I'm just doing some rust proofing. So ha! :p
     
  9. Nov 21, 2020 at 8:56 PM
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    Thanks for the update.
     

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