How to remove donut holding the spare tire??

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  1. copear92

    copear92 New Member

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    My spare tire donut doesn't move. Even with pliers it threads around the bolt over and over. Yes, I'm turning the donut left.

    This link shows which spare tire donut I'm talking about.



    How do I remove the spare tire donut??
     
  2. copear92

    copear92 New Member

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    edit. New problem. There's water in the spare tire well. Not sure how it got in there. Spare tire bolt seized. I had to cut off the plastic donut with a osc tool.
     
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  3. bisco

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    surprising for a 2016. check the 12v and hybrid battery areas too. older models have had leakage from cracks in rain gutters, hatch hinges and rubber seal
     
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