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Question How to lower/"extract" spare tire

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I've misplaced the OG - how do I lower the spare tire (got a flat, need to replace) ? There's a hole in the back above the hitch but I can not figure out how to engage the mechanism

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Upon more examination it looks I am missing the tire lowering tool - a long round with a wide flat end that is used to lower the tire. I see two locking clamps under the cover in the back but no tool. Is that what is used to lower the thing ? I tried to use the regular L-shaped wrench (which I do have) but there doesn't seem to be a way to lower the tire with it ...
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I don't know what year your vehicle is, but on my 2006 Sorento the tool is located in the storage area located in the back of the vehicle under the floorboard area.
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Upon more examination it looks I am missing the tire lowering tool - a long round with a wide flat end that is used to lower the tire. I see two locking clamps under the cover in the back but no tool. Is that what is used to lower the thing ?
Yes, that's it.


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Upon more examination it looks I am missing the tire lowering tool - a long round with a wide flat end that is used to lower the tire. I see two locking clamps under the cover in the back but no tool. Is that what is used to lower the thing ? I tried to use the regular L-shaped wrench (which I do have) but there doesn't seem to be a way to lower the tire with it ...
Two way to go with this.

1) go to dealer and borrow one off a lot vech and order teh right part that you I guess have lost or never had ior never bothered to look for.
2) go to scrap yard and find a Sorento and get teh one out of teh back of it.

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Tire lowering tool

Hi all, sorry for resurrecting and hijacking an old post! I have the same problem as rashid11, my vehicle is missing the tire lowering tool. I tried various suppliers, but nobody could help with this tool. The only place I can get it from is KIA and their price is crazy @ R1800 (South Africa). Is it not possible to have this tool made? I do not know what it looks like, but I assume it to be a simple rod with some sort of part at the end that slots into the mechanism to lower the spare wheel. Does anyone have a drawing/pictures of this tool (with dimensions) that can assist me to have one made please?
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http://www.kiapartsoverstock.com/ima...6A09-09101.jpg

Try here.

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Thanks, I wish I could buy it directly from them. However they charge $10000 for shipping outside USA
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I would try a local junk yard.
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This is Kia's part # for the rod your looking for,09121-3E000. $25.00 from any Kia dealership, in the USA that is. This should help you get one....
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