hey guys my tire hoist is pretty rusted up and i would have no way of getting my spare down if i needed to. anyone know how to get off a heavily rusted hoist? or roof rack they dont want so i can carry the spare with me? thanks!
crossmember is bolted to the frame... soak the thing in PB Blaster for a few days and give it a shot again. I was able to get mine to release doing that. Now I just need to hit the bolts so I can hopefully get it off without breaking the bolts off in the frame.
I was able to get mine to release by soaking twice a day for a week in PB Blaster, or whatever penetrant I could find, and it finally lowered. If you can access the bolts holding the setup to the frame, that's another option.
As others have said try spraying with a penetrating oil like PB Blaster, Gunk Penetrating Oil, Magic Wrench, etc. Just FYI, WD40 is not a good penetrating oil.
If you need a hoist that works I've got the one I had on my truck. I probably won't use it since I installed a bumper with a tire carrier. I was thinking I might use it to carry a second spare but I'm not sure if a 33" tire would even fit between the frame rails.
Careful if you go torchin'
There's a fuel tank right above the spare...
Penetrating oil as suggested, wait a day or so, use propane torch sparingly. Re spray penetrating oil onto hot frozen mechanism, wait 'til cool and try wrench/ tire removal.