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Remotecontrol

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2012 11:40:05 AM

If you have a spare tire stored under your vehicle ... How often do you drop it down and clean the linkage?
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 8:41:57 AM

i don't like those dangling tires; i prefer them inside the trunk protected from the elements

rarely clean the linkage; most of them are stainless steel cables
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 8:18:08 AM

In my trunk - full size spare tire
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 8:09:10 AM

I have one but don't clean it regularly.
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dracer377m
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 8:07:56 AM

Just my truck.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 10:33:30 AM

no
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 6:38:37 AM

I think there is a small spare under the trunk. Have never seen it.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 10:55:22 AM

No
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 2:43:27 PM

no
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 8:55:18 AM

No
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 1:08:03 PM

yes, not often enough
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 1:05:42 PM

No
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 9:17:32 AM

no
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 5:44:37 PM

No
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rjro
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 8:46:19 AM

not on mine.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 8:44:51 AM

No
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 1:23:29 AM

You're supposed to clean the linkage?
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 7:25:52 PM

No
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eB40
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 5:39:35 PM

No
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cujo1977
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 7:44:36 AM

YEARLY
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 7:37:15 AM

Never..oooops.
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puddy
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 7:28:02 AM

Yes
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puddy
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 7:27:20 AM

Yes
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51stovi
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 7:23:39 AM

Never
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 3:54:35 AM

yes
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Will 1
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 2:39:22 AM

Yes
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eB40
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 8:11:00 PM

No
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puddy
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2013 3:59:19 AM

yes
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2013 3:12:58 AM

My spare sits in my garage. It stays clean. I only carry my spare on long trips.
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puddy
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2013 7:31:30 AM

yes
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2013 7:28:23 AM

I never have, but I'm sure it's a good idea
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twt
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2013 3:50:24 AM

Never have.
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Will 1
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2013 2:56:34 AM

Yes
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 7:59:29 PM

never
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geobmw
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 7:13:25 PM

run flat tires
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73amx
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 6:31:08 PM

twice a year and also check tire pressure
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Will 1
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 5:43:40 PM

Yes
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DHIGAJ
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 4:34:29 PM

yes
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 7:19:31 PM

I have two vehicle with under-mounted spares. The spares only come down to replace a flat and I never clean the cable.
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 10:00:50 AM

Inside
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 8:58:19 AM

Mine is inside the boot ... linkage doesn't get fouled, thank goodness
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WES03
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 8:56:07 AM

It should be more often. Took me quite a while and a lot of WD-40 to get the linkage to lower.
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 8:49:22 AM

both cars on back tail gate.
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jimmy544
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 8:49:03 AM

In all my cars it has always been in the trunk.
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ZZZoop
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 8:48:08 AM

>>How often do you drop it down and clean the linkage?<<

By linkage I assume you mean the mechanism that raises and lowers the tire?

On the two Fords I owned that used this type of spare tire storage, the cable mechanism required no cleaning or lubrication and showed no signs of corrosion. The actual tire was a different story.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 7:19:14 AM

Mines in the trunk compartment
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puddy
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 6:44:13 AM

yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 6:16:58 AM

Ours are stored in the trunk on both vehicles.........
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 6:01:28 AM

Stored in the trunk
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twt
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 4:56:15 AM

Never have to clean it.
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Will 1
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 2:57:50 AM

In trunk
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