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Old 05-15-2014, 09:45 PM
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I looking for info on where I can get a aftermarket spare tire crank tool. the ones that came with my truck suck and I hate having to piece them together. I have seen a few tire shops have them and was wondering if anyone know where I can get one? Its the tool that goes through the rear of the truck to the knob to lower or raise the spare tire. Looking for a one piece tool, not one I have to assemble.
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A long socket-extension works perfectly.
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The tool that the local Discount Tire uses just looks like a socket, a homemade extension bar & a 3/8ths fitting (that fits the air gun) , all welded together

I am thinking about making one of them for myself, to use with my battery powered impact gun
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What size socket?
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You don't need the socket part. The hole is square. So just use a really long 3/8" socket extension.
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I will have another look at the Discount Tire tool, before i have one made
I will keep it in the same tool box that i keep my suitcase type floor jack & speed wrench in
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for as infrequently as i will use this, i can live the oe tool. so far i have only lowered and raised the spare to make sure it works.
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