Rust I will tell You Rusty
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.