Ford Super Duty Spare Tire Carrier


The dealer never provided me with the key so I cut the spare tire carrier and removed the lock. I realized after I got it out that I could have removed the lock without cutting the carrier. Just twist and pull the plastic tube then pry the lock out with a screwdriver. Deflating the spare might help. I ended up just welding the carrier back together.


Here is the best way to do it.

Source: expertrider @

"I've replied to this issue a dozen times! 2 feet of extensions, a cheap 9/16" 6 point socket, a ten pound sledge. Drive the socket over the key. Crank to lower. Start to finish is 3 minutes- tire on the ground. It works great every time!"

spare tire carrier lock


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