Replace spare tire and parts needed

Tiny
MICHAEL CUMMINGS
  • MEMBER
  • 2004 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE
  • 0.5L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
Bought the truck listed above Z71 with the spare tire gone. All the parts are underneath the a seat, not sure if everything is there and I want to know how to properly put back and secure the tire hoist and the tire. Thank you!
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 AT 12:12 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

There is a cable that lowers and raises the spare tire into place. I attached pictures of that for you.

If that is missing, you need to get it at the dealer's parts department. Make sure you get the handle as well. The handle just stores in the back of the truck in one of the side panels.

Roy

Tire Hoist and Shaft Replacement

Removal Procedure

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1. If the vehicle is equipped with a spare tire stowage lock cylinder, open the spare tire lock cover on the bumper and use the ignition key to remove the lock.

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Notice: Use only hand tools to lower and raise the spare tire hoist assembly. Do not use air tools. The use of air tools at high speeds will damage the spare tire hoist assembly.

2. Turn the hoist shaft counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground. Continue to turn the hoist shaft until the spare tire can be pulled out from under the vehicle and removed. If the spare tire does not lower to the ground, the secondary latch is engaged causing the tire not to lower.
3. If the secondary latch is engaged and the cable end is visible, perform the following procedure:
3.1. Tighten the cable by turning the hoist shaft clockwise until you hear two clicks or feel it skip twice. You cannot overtighten the cable.
3.2. Loosen the cable by turning the hoist shaft counterclockwise 3 or 4 turns.
3.3. If the spare tire can be lowered, repeat steps 1 and 2 to see if the spare tire can be removed.
3.4. If the spare tire cannot be lowered, turn the hoist shaft counterclockwise until approximately 15 cm (6 inch) of cable is exposed.
3.5. Raise and support the vehicle.
3.6. Place a transmission jack, or equivalent, under the spare tire.
3.7. Position the center of the transmission jack under the secondary latch release button at the center of the spare tire. Arrange the arms of the transmission jack so they will support the tire after it has been released.
3.8. Raise the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is firmly held in place, releasing the secondary latch.
3.9. Lower the tire. If the spare tire is hanging by the cable, turn the hoist shaft counterclockwise until the tire is low enough to remove.
4. If the secondary latch is engaged and the cable end is not visible, perform the following procedure:
4.1. Raise and support the vehicle.
4.2. Place a transmission jack, or equivalent, under the spare tire.
4.3. Position the center of the transmission jack under the secondary latch release button at the center of the spare tire. Arrange the arms of the transmission jack so they will support the tire after it has been released.
4.4. Raise the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is firmly held in place, releasing the secondary latch.
4.5. Lower the tire and remove it from the jack.

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5. Raise and support the vehicle if it is not already raised.
6. Depress the tabs, remove the guide shaft from the hoist collar, and slide the shaft toward the bumper.
7. Remove the collar from the hoist
8. Remove the bolt.
9. Remove the hoist from the bracket.

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10. Remove the spare tire hoist shaft guide from the bumper.
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 AT 5:02 AM

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