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Old 11-27-2009
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Spare Tire.

i have the key for it but it won't budge.

its not rusted or anything but should i call locksmith guy to get it or any tips on stuck lock?
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that's strange... I would go with the locksmith
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i don't need to get the spare right now, but i wanted to put it in the bed for winter, so i don't have to deal with all of that during snow and crap. ha.
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I had the same problem so i just drilled it out since my original plan was to move it to the bed. I wouldn't waste money on the locksmith, but that's just me.
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big screw driver. slide hammer... either one will work
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how come my spare tire doesn't have a lock on it?
or are these locks just aftermarket add on's?
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I think it was an option when your Ranger was originally bought. But I'd just say knock the lock right out and thanks for giving me the idea of putting my spare in the bed!
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some came with and some came without i think, i'm not to sure.
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i drilled mine out it took like 10 min.
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Yeah I think they were an add-on. My friend's 99 didn't come with one but it came with the key.
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if you put anything in it make sure it is graphite NOT WD40 etc. it acts like glue if you do
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if you put anything in it make sure it is graphite NOT WD40 etc. it acts like glue if you do
You can use WD40 as long as you don't let it dry.
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when i did locksmith work we were told not to bc it causes dirt to gum up in the springs and pins...kinda hard for it not to dry inside there unless you find a way to get it out
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hopefully the lock is your only problem, when i worked in wisconsin one of the office ladies comes over to the shop and her 01 windstar has a flat (indiana van) so i go to get the spare out and the cable was rusted solid so the spare wouldnt lower ..... so then im like aight well we cant get that off well just use a spare from something else

out of my truck, a 95 plymouth voyager, and some other 5 lug rims we had lying around nothing would fit this damn van, they ended up taking another vehicle with the blown out rim to go get a new tire lol

oh and my truck has the lock .... every time i get a flat or have to take the tire off for some reason i contemplate not putting it back in ... who the hells gonna steal my spare.

Its funny though because after the wisconsin incident i noticed that a lot of pickups had the spare in the bed up there and especially in the U.P. so it must be a common problem.
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Yea I have the same problem. I try the key and it wont budge.
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ha david that sucks.

i might be driving to the twin cities sometime this week to sell my bumper if anyone wanted to hang out for a few hours.

meeting a guy from WI with a bagged out ranger i think he said.
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