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Can somebody please help me get my spare tire back on.
I looked in the owners manual and im completely lost
yes i am noob.

i called the dealer and they said they are gonner charge me $40.00 to put it on..
i was like heck no..

does anybody know how to put the spare tire back on...

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putting it back underneath the truck..

i took it off and i need to put it back under my car
 

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Lay the tire on the ground with the outside of the rim facing up.
Use the "T" bar and crank handle that is with the jack and inert it in the hole in the back inside the tailgate.
Turn the crank counter clockwise to lower the chain.
Slide the tire under the back of the truck.
Insert the end of the chain through the center hole in the tire.
Crank the tire up until it's tight.
 

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Easy, just like Muzikman says.

That said, what's up with your dealer! Do they want your business, or what? They should help a new truck owner understand how to do something like that, showing you if necessary. And they should know that any survey you fill out will reflect your disappointment. What jerks. $40.00! That's some nerve.
 

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muzikman said:
Lay the tire on the ground with the outside of the rim facing up.
Use the "T" bar and crank handle that is with the jack and inert it in the hole in the back inside the tailgate.
Turn the crank counter clockwise to lower the chain.
Slide the tire under the back of the truck.
Insert the end of the chain through the center hole in the tire.
Crank the tire up until it's tight.
can you show me pictures of how to do it..
muzikman..

because i still can not get it.
and i need to get it back on before friday
since i am goin to Florida...

why is it so complicated or am i just Stupid..
haha
 

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I wouldn't say you are stupid, but it isn't that difficult. I can't take pictures as I don't have the tire under there any more and I don't have the chain or crank assembly under there any more.

I'll see if I can find an illustrated drawing.

Or...give me a call and I'll talk you through it. I'll PM you my phone number.
 

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truly, there are no stupid questions. If you can't do it and need help then ask. Besides, someone else will have this question in the future and we can reference this post.

I think once you do it you will have a Doh moment as you were probably missing an easy step. That is what I always seem to do, miss this obvious.

So post what you missed once you get it installed or the trick for others.
 

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If nothing else, swing by Tampa (roof rack FTW) and I'll have it on for you in a jiffy.

The spare has no center cap, so winch the chain all the way to the ground (through the small slit just above the bumper when you have the back hatch open) using the tools that are with your jack. On the end of the chain there is a spring loaded wing shaped piece. Turn it on it's end so one of the wins is pointing strait at the ground and the other is pointing strait up. It will fit through the center hole of the spare wheel. Now all you need to do is winch it back up until it is snug.
 

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the problem i have though is that

i took the pieces out and is not assebmled no more it is just in pieces

and i have the chain all tied on the bottom..

there is four pieces
here is a pic of it


so how do i put the pieces back together..
 

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Out of morbid curiosity.... why did you take it apart?

Just by looking at the pictures it looks like the large U-shaped thing slips through the Square bolt thing. The place the spring on the long part of the U and then go through the large wing shaped piece (with the spring going into the cup portion). Now attach the chain to the top of the U shaped piece.

I might be wrong, I am just going off the picture, but that's the most logical way I can think of doing it.
 

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Jang Pilmo said:
the problem i have though is that

i took the pieces out and is not assebmled no more it is just in pieces

and i have the chain all tied on the bottom..

there is four pieces
here is a pic of it


so how do i put the pieces back together..
1. Pull enough chain out from the carrier to work with.
2. Slide the black rectangular piece onto the chain with the hat or higher part of the piece, facing up.
3. Slide the spring on the chain.
4. Slide the small square gold piece on the chain.
5. Hook the U shaped piece through the last chain link.
6. Slide the square piece down over the U.
7. Slide the spring and black piece over the U.

Now that that is done, move the spare under the rear of the X. The outside of the wheel should be facing up.

Slip the contraption you just assembled into the center of the wheel. If you pull up on the chain, the hat of the assemble should fit snugly in the center of the wheel.

Crank the thing back into position.

-Old Army
 

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Old Army said:
1. Pull enough chain out from the carrier to work with.
2. Slide the black rectangular piece onto the chain with the hat or higher part of the piece, facing up.
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into the center of the wheel. If you pull up on the chain, the hat of the assemble should fit snugly in the center of the wheel.

Crank the thing back into position.

-Old Army
and shazaam!! its done. i knew eventually someone would...me, I was just to lazy to go outside and take pics
 

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This is one of the things that makes this site great guys/gals, instead of being rude about what someone doesn't know; we all recognize that we each have a different level of knowledge and different expertise even within that knowledge and just offer assistance and support no matter what the question.

Not meaning to thread-jack, but it's refreshing to see that.
 

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can someboddy take a picture of the whole setup

of what it should look likee

the pieces..

i am not good with word instruction i need to see itt

thankss
 
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