How to Take the Spare Tire out of a ’94 Ford Explorer – The Explorer’s spare tire is hidden, but accessible. The 1994 Ford Explorer’s full-size spare tire gives drivers a greater sense of security than drivers with “donut” spares. To accommodate the larger spare, without sacrificing storage space, Ford placed the spare underneath the vehicle.
While saving space, this makes accessing the spare more labor-intensive than getting to a spare kept in the trunk. Ford hid the tools necessary for changing a tire in compartments above the rear, driver-side fender and in the trunk floor, but they are accessible and easy to open.