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ellisfirebird@windstream.net

May 30, 2009, 8:02 AM

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   Where exactly is the spare mounted on a chevy 3/4 ton truck with stock 17 inch wheels?


Loren Champlain Sr
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May 30, 2009, 8:57 AM

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It should be underneath the bed, aft of the axle. There will be a crank handle, somewhere in the vehicle, that you use to lower the spare to the ground. (Manufacturers like to hide the crank handles and jacks).
Loren
SW Washington


Tom Greenleaf
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May 31, 2009, 10:06 PM

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Jack and crank will lower spare probably all that hidden behind seat in cab. Take a doctorate from MIT to put that all back in place - laugh.

Take it down now and repaint wheel as it will probably look like sh*t. Not GM's brightest ideas with that.

Own one myself same story but an older truck.

If you have a rear bumper there will be a hole for the crank handle to go thru.

Off topic: We the people bail out GM that can't make a spare tire reasonable to access! It rusts like nuts and may be no good depending on situation. It holds dirt, salt and sand in the wheel. I like being and buying American but this is not the brightest light in the trucks for this situation. They aren't alone - others are that way too,

T



Loren Champlain Sr
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Jun 1, 2009, 4:09 PM

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Was camping, and a good looking female Forest Ranger had a flat. Of course, I had to stop and help. Her jack (GM) was a piece of junk. After about ten minutes of looking, I found mine under the passenger seat. Go figure. But, at least Dodge gives you a good scissors jack. They just don't tell you where it's at.
Loren
SW Washington


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 1, 2009, 4:32 PM

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The whole thing is an outrage IMO! I don't use any vehicle's jacks. I already have smaller version floor jacks, cross bar, blocks of wood to make up height in everythng I own. I carry a 12v compressor and some flats can be fixed on car till later. WallyWorld's plug kit for nail holes works pretty dang good!

T



Loren Champlain Sr
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Jun 1, 2009, 5:02 PM

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All that's nice, but doesn't take the place of helping a good looking gal with a problem.SmileSmileSmile
Loren
SW Washington






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