How to Remove a Spare Tire From a Ford F-150

by Allen Moore
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The spare tire on a Ford F150 hangs below the truck's bed, just forward of the back bumper. Having a properly maintained spare tire can be a life saver if you get a flat tire while driving your F150. With that in mind, it's best to set the tire pressure on the spare at least once a month or every time you set the tire pressure on the other four tires, whichever comes first. Anyone with a little mechanical inclination can remove a spare tire from a Ford F-150 in about five minutes.

Step 1

Open the F-150's hood and remove the tire tool, located over the radiator.

Step 2

Slide the pointed end of the tire tool into the opening next to the rear license plate in the back bumper until it connects to the spare tire winch.

Step 3

Turn the tire tool counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground.

Step 4

Crawl under the rear of the truck and slip the spare tire carrier cable end out of the rim's center hole by hand. Pull the tire out from under the F-150.

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