Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

External Spare Tire Carrier

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Spare tire carrier

  1. Remove the tire and wheel from the wheel bracket.
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  3. Remove the screws attaching the wheel bracket to the tailgate.
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  5. Remove the bracket and gaskets from the tailgate.
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  7. Remove the screws that attach the stop bracket to the rear panel and the bumpers to the tailgate.
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  9. Remove the stop bracket and the bumpers from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the stop bracket to the rear panel and the bumpers to the tailgate and tighten the retaining screws to 95 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
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  3. Install the gaskets and wheel bracket to the tailgate and tighten the retaining screws to 204 inch lbs. (23 Nm).
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  5. Install the tire and wheel to the wheel bracket and tighten the wheel lug nuts and the nut lock to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
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