The 2005 Ford Escape’s spare tire is mounted beneath the rear cargo area in front of the rear bumper. This is a common storage place for spare tires on trucks and SUVs. A retaining wire and a metal shaft hold the tire in place. To release the Escape’s spare tire, you’ll need to use the vehicle’s factory-equipped jack tools. If your Escape does not have these tools, you’ll need to contact an authorized Ford dealer. The owner’s manual recommends against using a standard socket wrench to access the vehicle’s spare tire.
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