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We lost the spare tire and wheel for our 07 Commander! Had it in for service and I noticed there was a large void area under the Jeep. Apparently the steel cable rusted through and the spare fell out. It had never been used. I don't need the special chrome rim. I've contacted the local salvage yards with no Commanders available to strip one off of. Looking for a inexpensive suggestion for replacing, prefer to remount as it was previously. Is this a known problem with the steel cable? Thanks in advance.
 

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Been there - Done that

All that they list is an external mount. Not acceptable for our use. Thanks
 

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Are you looking for the cable assembly or the rim?
 

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All I saw was the split twisted wire hanging from the mount. So I'm assuming the mount that includes the cable and spare tire holder and a rim. I can get a new tire locally.
 

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Just a thought, but I bet that the cable was cut and the tire was taken. The cable should not have rusted thru.
 

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I agree with previous post, these cables would not rust through flying spare tires would be a huge liability for Chrysler. It was probably stolen. They can freeze up and never release the spare, but not just drop it randomly. Good luck on your search!
 

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I have taken a photo of the split cable. I don't believe it was cut as it's to close to the car body for anyone to have had access to this area while the spare was still stored.

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It almost looks like someone tightened it too much and twisted it off.
 

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That was true a few years back.

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Split Ends

No rust, looks to have just separated and I don't believe its been cut. It looks like it just wore itself out.
 

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Maybe the spare was loose, and the cable failed from fatigue. Not sure even I buy that one though, as the tire and cable would be sliding back and forth underneath rather than bending/kinking the cable.

Maybe the cable was just defective from day one.
 

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I cracked a rim and was able to find several on Craigslist locally. I paid $100 for a new rim with an almost new tire.
 

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i would have to agree on it being stolen. don't know for sure but you would probably feel, hear or see the spare coming off at any speed. but anyway to solve ur problem i would say either try the dealer or hit the junk yards. Another option is a hitch mounted spare tire carrier. I made one a lil while ago it works out pretty good. I'm making another that folds down so you can access the rear door easier.
 

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They were probably several stolen spares!??? Lol jk. Almost new tire? Hmm.... I'm just sayin. :D
Could have been hot. It was from a body shop that claimed they ordered it for a customer and then they changed their mind and went with upgraded wheels. They also had several sets of full takeoffs for sale as well.
 
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