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#1 tomd

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:35 PM

The spare wheel fitted on the underside of my fiesta Zetec 1.25 (v reg) recently went missing.
i have bought a replacement but cannot work out how you are able to fit it into the cradle under the car.
It is joined at two points twoards the middle of the car which cannot be removed and a third point at the rear of the car which
also appears to be non detachable.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:41 PM

The spare wheel fitted on the underside of my fiesta Zetec 1.25 (v reg) recently went missing.
i have bought a replacement but cannot work out how you are able to fit it into the cradle under the car.
It is joined at two points twoards the middle of the car which cannot be removed and a third point at the rear of the car which
also appears to be non detachable.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks



Look under your boot floor carpet there should be a bolt there toward the rear of the car in the middle. I think its the same size as the wheel nuts so you should be able to undo it with the wheel change spanner thats in the rear wing with the jack. The cradle should just drop down and then you slide the new wheel in and do it up again

Let us know how you get on

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:43 PM

Thanks will give it a go and get back to you.

Thanks again

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:54 PM

Bad news.. its my girlfriends car and she has just told me that she does not have a wrench for the
bolts, as the garage took it last time she had a tyre replaced!!

Any ideas where i could get one from?

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 03:01 PM

are you sure its not there i think its actually held inside the jack. Look behind the carpet on the side of the boot (should be drivers side). There really isnt any reason at all why that tool should ever be used except emergency wheel changes. Garages have pneumatic rigs for undoing bolts etc.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:12 PM

Excellent advice thank you!
The wrench was attached to the jack as you said.
The wheel is now securely attached.

Thank You very much for the speedy reponse.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:00 PM

Excellent advice thank you!
The wrench was attached to the jack as you said.
The wheel is now securely attached.

Thank You very much for the speedy reponse.



No problem at all, glad you sorted it out. Would be a good idea to work out how you lost the original wheel though, otherwise it may happen again!

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