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Post by lcparker 29th April 2021, 16:10

I've been trying to check the spare wheel in my 2007 Nuevo.  After finding my way to the mechanism and the tools I wound for quite a while but with no visible movement of the wheel either up or down.  I suspect the mechanism has corroded and isn't working at all.  Could it be that the cable has broken?  Is there a diagram of the mechanism?  
The wheel can currently wobble and spin on whatever supports it.  Should it be tight up to the chassis? 
I'm pretty sure the breakdown service wouldn't mess around with it and would probably just take the wheel away for repair/replacement.  I doubt I'd risk changing the wheel myself so I could just leave the wheel at home and save carting it around if I could get it off!
Any suggestions on what I could do with it? (tried shouting, cursing, shouting etc.!)

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Post by ColinCamper 29th April 2021, 16:43

I can't provide a solution only suggest that you try to force the wheel away from the chassis using some handy crowbar/length of timber as the cable may have jammed. The wheel is fully suspended from the cable so if it was broken the wheel would drop off. Normally the wheel should be wound up tight to the chassis. It is quite tricky to undo the fastener that sits inside the wheel then incline the plate to thread through the wheel centre. Due to the weight of the wheel I always lower it to the ground and use a chock of wood under one side of the wheel to allow space to remove the plate. Best of luck!
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Post by mcalid 29th April 2021, 23:38

lcparker wrote:I've been trying to check the spare wheel in my 2007 Nuevo.  After finding my way to the mechanism and the tools I wound for quite a while but with no visible movement of the wheel either up or down.  I suspect the mechanism has corroded and isn't working at all.  Could it be that the cable has broken?  Is there a diagram of the mechanism?  
The wheel can currently wobble and spin on whatever supports it.  Should it be tight up to the chassis? 
I'm pretty sure the breakdown service wouldn't mess around with it and would probably just take the wheel away for repair/replacement.  I doubt I'd risk changing the wheel myself so I could just leave the wheel at home and save carting it around if I could get it off!
Any suggestions on what I could do with it? (tried shouting, cursing, shouting etc.!)
I had this problem when punctured and having to call out a mobile tire fitter when stuck on the road, he used a power tool to lower the wheel cage and then said that he would leave me with the damaged wheel inside the van and use cable ties to secure the cage in the meantime.I was happy with that as I obviously needed the puncture repaired.
When the tire was repaired the cage would not raise again as the power tool had stripped the threads on the winding mechanism and it cost me around £300 to replace it. (The f***** knew he had done it and suckered me well).
Good luck with it but be careful.
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Post by raymondo 3rd May 2021, 18:50

The first time I had to lower the spare every thing turned as it should but there was no movement of the wheel, the spare had basically welded itself to the floor of the motorhome, it took a great deal of hammering and banging to free it.

Now winding down the spare is part of the annual spring time commissioning.

On the subject though is there any way of lubricating the mechanism, its underneath and target for all of the road crap and I can see no way of getting grease or oil into it
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Post by Knick-Knack 4th May 2021, 08:52

1.  We had a 2007 Citroen Relay a while ago which was recalled by the manufacturer for an alteration to the spare wheel carrier.  I have no idea what was done, but it was free at the local dealership.  It might be worth checking with a dealer.

2.  We had a puncture on our current van (2009 Nuevo) and the spare wheel came down easily, suspended on a cable.

3.  If your spare wobbles and spins, that doesn't sound safe.

Good luck.

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