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The spare tire winch wouldn't unwind at discount tire.
Anyone has experience with this and what to do?
 

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Mine was stuck once, but after some hard kicks on my back it popped down. Have you sprayed inside the hole with deep creep or rust remover?
 

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Mine was stuck once too, and same is 06hemixk I was able to pop it back down with some kicks. Seems like my cable was unwinding, but was snagged and wasn't releasing. But afterwards the winch didn't operate and I had to get it replaced. I was told I tightened too hard and something cracked.

If yours is broken like mine was, I recommend you buy a new OEM winch on ebay for $100 and avoid the dealer. At the time I went to the dealer and it cost $350. It's easy to remove and bolt a new one in.
 

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REminded me that I need to grease mine next time I rotate tires.
I took my spare tire out from underneath my XK some time ago - just for that reason and have no plans on ever using that spare tire winch again. Right now, I just put my spare tire in my trailer when I'm on long trips.

I have a spare tire carrier that mounts into my trailer hitch receiver on my to-do list after the holidays.
 

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I took my spare tire out from underneath my XK some time ago - just for that reason and have no plans on ever using that spare tire winch again. Right now, I just put my spare tire in my trailer when I'm on long trips.

I have a spare tire carrier that mounts into my trailer hitch receiver on my to-do list after the holidays.
That makes sense. I'm not in an area that gets bad rust, but its always a good idea to grease up the spare tire winch cable. My 99 f150 and my 2003 yukon both had perfectly fine working original spare winches.
 
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