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It never works when you need it!

I found out the hard way when my wife curbed our Envoy that my spare tire winch is broke. It took me 1.5 hours to get the spare off.

Does anyone know where I can find a replacement? I have an 02 Envoy XL. The dealer wants a rediculous $170 for a new one :hissy: !!!

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15 minute swap....

I got the replacement tire carrier and got it put on. I found the part at a salvage yard in CT. Shipping was a little pricey but I still saved over $120 from what a dealer charged to install a new one.

There are 3 15mm bolts holding it on, 2 at the rear closest to the muffler and 1 more on the other end mounting to the cross frame. There is also a metal tab on the end with the one bolt and fits into a slot in the frame to help stabalize it.

This was an extremely simple job that took about 15 minutes total to change out and remount the spare. I would recommend checking your spare to see if it comes down all the way. Better to do it in the warm garage than laying on ice in a parking lot like I did for over an hour....brrrr.
 
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