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Change a flat

So I had the joy of replacing a flat on the way home from work last Friday. It was all good when i left the parking lot but 5 minutes later my TPMS sensor came on.

Can't remember the last time I changed a flat using the kit but all in all it went fairly well. I will be adding some gloves and maybe a knee pad to the trunk for the future. Hopefully I never need it.

Speaking of the kit am I wrong or is there something missing from mine? To the left of the jack under the funnel there appears to be an empty spot.

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Old 05-01-2016, 11:29 AM
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Re: Change a flat

That spot's empty in mine too.
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Re: Change a flat

spot is empty on mine also. I noticed the weight of the wheel lifting it back in the jeep also, the tire and rim combo is 69 lbs not an unmanageable weight but I guess I notice that type thing more since developing this back issue couple years ago in my early 40s, it felt like 169 lbs lol.
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Re: Change a flat

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So I had the joy of replacing a flat on the way home from work last Friday. It was all good when i left the parking lot but 5 minutes later my TPMS sensor came on.

Can't remember the last time I changed a flat using the kit but all in all it went fairly well. I will be adding some gloves and maybe a knee pad to the trunk for the future. Hopefully I never need it.

Speaking of the kit am I wrong or is there something missing from mine? To the left of the jack under the funnel there appears to be an empty spot.

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That empty spot is where I put my trailer hitch and ball.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:42 PM
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Re: Change a flat

Thats where you can store your trailer hitch.
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Re: Change a flat

Or Tow Hook.
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Change a flat

I keep a 1/2" drive extendable ratchet and a deep impact socket (for lug nuts) in that spot. I put the same setup in my wife's cars too, just incase.

I got the ratchet from Harbor Freight and the socket from Advance Auto Parts, all for less than $30.

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Re: Change a flat

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spot is empty on mine also. I noticed the weight of the wheel lifting it back in the jeep also, the tire and rim combo is 69 lbs not an unmanageable weight but I guess I notice that type thing more since developing this back issue couple years ago in my early 40s, it felt like 169 lbs lol.

I agree!!!


I'm going on a rather short "road trip", in a couple of weeks, and decided to check the air pressure in the spare tire, just in case. Since it's stored "upside down" in the tire well, you need to remove the tire, in order to access the valve stem. Without a doubt, that son-of-a-gun is heavy. However, it's not so much the weight, rather the awkward contortions you need to go through, to get it out of the well.

Having said that, I will also say this......A full-sized spare tire is a LOT more beneficial than one of those 1/2 sized "doughnut spares". I know this from first hand experience!
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Re: Change a flat

I read there was a Mopar tool kit option that I believe would fit there. 55352852AA
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:45 AM
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Re: Change a flat

This one came around last year as well. Check out my post:

Missing part?
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Re: Change a flat

I remember on the 2011 WK2's, one of the spots was filled with a plastic frame weld protector for the front pinch welds when using the tire jack. But from 2012 on, they decontented the vehicle, deleted that part and so the jack will knock the paint off the pinch weld any time it gets used. They don't care that over time, it will rust. By then, the vehicle is out of any kind of warranty.
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I remember on the 2011 WK2's, one of the spots was filled with a plastic frame weld protector for the front pinch welds when using the tire jack. But from 2012 on, they decontented the vehicle, deleted that part and so the jack will knock the paint off the pinch weld any time it gets used. They don't care that over time, it will rust. By then, the vehicle is out of any kind of warranty.
Do you know if that part can still be purchased?
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