If I read that right you haven't put the spare tire back and the clunking started right after removing the spare. The logical solution is the carrier is swinging and banging against something.
The carrier isn't going to magically come down without the weight of a tire on it. If you cranked it up without a tire, you just have to reach under there and pull on it, then unwind it a little, then pull on it some more.
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 6:28 PM