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Old 07-15-2010, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you get the spare tire down under a 2005 GMC Canyon. I just bought one & i don't know how to do this. :(
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It has an explanation in your handbook. It's fairly straightforward. Be aware that the wingnut on the cable of the spare tire mount has a tendency to rust on. I got a flat and tried to change my tire and it wouldn't budge. Had to get a flatbed...Anyway the dealer had to replace the entire spare tire mount. Works fine now. I thought I'd send this tidbit along in case you had already tried to get the tire down and couldn't.
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There's a pouch under the passenger seat, Take out tire wrench and the rods. Connect em together and insert the rod into the hole insert on the rear bumper next to the license plate.
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It has an explanation in your handbook. It's fairly straightforward. Be aware that the wingnut on the cable of the spare tire mount has a tendency to rust on. I got a flat and tried to change my tire and it wouldn't budge. Had to get a flatbed...Anyway the dealer had to replace the entire spare tire mount. Works fine now. I thought I'd send this tidbit along in case you had already tried to get the tire down and couldn't.

I think this is the first thing I checked when bringing the truck home... making sure everything works and tire pressure is correct, I also greased my rim on the spare so it doesnt rust out with our yearly salt/snow blend. I bought my truck used and you never know how the person before you kept up with their vehicle.
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My buddy warned me about the cable rusting. So a few weeks ago we brought the tire and and he greased the cable... it's a weird system, but works fine... my only problem is I have no jack in my truck... previous owner must have kept it.... unless it is hidden somewhere?
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My buddy warned me about the cable rusting. So a few weeks ago we brought the tire and and he greased the cable... it's a weird system, but works fine... my only problem is I have no jack in my truck... previous owner must have kept it.... unless it is hidden somewhere?

The rear cup holders is the housing holds the jack, Remove the screw(plastic wing-nut like design). But I'm sure you already knew this.

Check under the seats, otherwise the jackass previous owner probably did keep it.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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There a nightmare. It took 2 of us 2hrs on the side of the road to get mine down from my chevy workvan. Beating and banging and then it would not raise back up had to take in for repairs. It would be a lot better if it was protected from weather
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Yep, typical cable spare tire system. All sorts of cars have them--at least it's not like the Toyota Sienna's which is prone to extreme corrosion (and unloading the spare tire unexpectedly at freeway speeds...) That'll keep ya from tailgating...

Best thing you can do is take it all apart in your garage or in the driveway and familiarize yourself with how it works. I'd say check it once a year to make sure it's in good working order, and check the spare for correct pressure every few months. Lube the cables and make sure everything works smoothly.

It's life-or-death out there on the side of a freeway/interstate. The fewer moments you have to spend f*cking around with putting on a spare, the better. And, when you're done, just wind up the cable and throw the flat in the bed. No need to string it up with the cable :)

The jack in the quad cabs is under the driver side rear seat, and the handle mechanism is under the passenger front seat. For ext cabs it's hidden under the plastic cupholder thingy in the back.
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Yep, typical cable spare tire system. All sorts of cars have them--at least it's not like the Toyota Sienna's which is prone to extreme corrosion (and unloading the spare tire unexpectedly at freeway speeds...) That'll keep ya from tailgating...

Best thing you can do is take it all apart in your garage or in the driveway and familiarize yourself with how it works. I'd say check it once a year to make sure it's in good working order, and check the spare for correct pressure every few months. Lube the cables and make sure everything works smoothly.

It's life-or-death out there on the side of a freeway/interstate. The fewer moments you have to spend f*cking around with putting on a spare, the better. And, when you're done, just wind up the cable and throw the flat in the bed. No need to string it up with the cable :)

The jack in the quad cabs is under the driver side rear seat, and the handle mechanism is under the passenger front seat. For ext cabs it's hidden under the plastic cupholder thingy in the back.
And it is under the plastic housing behind the seats in a reg. cab truck.
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Had a flat on an expressway downtown Montreal no shoulders just about got ran over, first tried jack that came with vehicle could not lift high enough to get tire off ground, 1st owner must have taken original, towed to shop, they could not get tire to come down, rusted had to cut it off. Threw the sprare in the back box and away I went. Quote to install new system due to cable rust was $300.00. Who uses a cable to travel 1 foot? Very poor design. Took the whole assembly off, only 1 bolt and I'll try to get one from a scrap yard since the spare takes up to much room in the 5 ft box to go camping. You bet I will lubricate a couple times a year. What happened to couple bolts and a plastic cover to keep from the elements? Over engineered.
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