View Full Version : Frozen Spring Pin on tire carrier

03-02-2014, 08:01 PM
What do you guys do to deal with the freezing of the spring pin on your swing out tire carriers? My freezes up with just about every snow/cold spell combo, or when I take it up to Summit Co.

03-02-2014, 08:10 PM
WD-40. Displaces water.

03-02-2014, 09:22 PM
BFH. :hill:

03-02-2014, 10:39 PM
O ring on the top and Paldium is working real well on mine. When it was -15 below, the moisture in the grease froze but you could still move the pin.

03-02-2014, 10:51 PM
I keep a bottle of this handy during the winter months. Works OK without having WD40 all over the handle.

03-03-2014, 08:54 PM
I removed my swing out tire carrier for that very reason. Hopeless in the mountains in the winter.

03-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Hopeless is right. I love crawling over the back seat to get all the ski/board gear 'cause I can't get to the hatch....

Thanks for the ideas.