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hello, the other day I got a flat tire so I tried to get the spare off by cranking the cable which hold up the spare ,the cable came down but the tire & the plastic tee stayed up. after moving it around the tire finally dropped I noticed that there is a second leaver which locks the plastic tee up. Is there a trick to make this leaver come undone or do you just keep unwinding the cable until it reaches it end? Just woundering if anybody else has come across this problem. The van is a 2001 caravan se.Thanks Macker
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Yeah, I had the same problem with my 02 T&C. The tension on the spring seemed to have given way. The only way I could unlodge my tire was brute force.:build: I tried to lube the latch but to no avail. So I just busted the latch off. I just hope no one is following me to close when the cable rusts out and the tire drops.
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Yeah, I had the same problem with my 02 T&C. The tension on the spring seemed to have given way. The only way I could unlodge my tire was brute force.:build: I tried to lube the latch but to no avail. So I just busted the latch off. I just hope no one is following me to close when the cable rusts out and the tire drops.


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I also had the same problem with my 02 T&C :help_wsig and my mechanic did exactly the same thing: just busted the latch off :ThumbsUp: Do not worry, this cable will never rust and it is pretty thick. My mechanic said he never saw a rusted or broken one... my Dodge GC 1988 has this cable looking like new
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