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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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