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#342 of 351 Re: full size spare [cptplt]
Mar 28, 2010 (9:52 am)
Cptplt, yes, you and Tfelton are correct; the opening is wide enough for a full-size tire and it does protrude down a little.
I believe the newer Chrysler minivans with Sto-n-Go are different. For sure, on the new 5th gen T&C, the spare is located under the front of the van between the front seats and it is a baby spare, even for those with the towing package. In that case, the full-size tire just removed from the vehicle would not fit back in the opening and, as Ateixeira says, will need to be stowed somewhere else.
Also, be sure to note the orientation of the spare tire as you are lowering it out of the opening in the rear. Life will be easier if you remember it when cranking the tire back up. IIRC, the fancy side of the wheel seen publicly faces up. Tighten it snug, but don't over do it.
One final thought. It's a good idea to exercise the spare tire cable once every year or two and lower it enough so you can spray some lubricant on it. There have been incidents where the spare tire would fall out after the cable broke due to corrosion. I'd recommend performing this little task now while, at the same time, practicing what needs to be done in case of a flat tire on this vehicle. All the best. -Ken
#343 of 351 Re: full size spare [tsu670]
Apr 17, 2010 (3:34 am)
Looks like that spare tire has been problematic. My wife had a spare tire wobble issue and then discovered her rusted wire, which made it difficult to reset tire firmly, per mechanic:
Toyota recalls 600,000 Sienna minivans
By KEN THOMAS (AP) – 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON — As congressional investigators dig further into potential electronic problems in runaway Toyotas, the automaker is facing other safety concerns, recalling 600,000 Sienna minivans over rusting spare tire holders.
The recall Friday came as House investigators said they would hold another hearing in May to review possible electronic problems in runaway Toyotas. The Japanese automaker has recalled more than 8 million vehicles because of faulty accelerator pedals, humbling a car company long known for its quality and safety.
Company leaders vowed to respond quickly to the safety concerns.
Separately, Toyota said its engineers in Japan had duplicated the same results of tests that led Consumer Reports to issue a rare "don't buy" warning on the 2010 Lexus GX 460 over rollover concerns. Toyota responded by halting sales of new GX 460s and conducting tests on all of its SUVs.
Lexus spokesman Bill Kwong said the company was evaluating potential remedies for the GX 460 but it was "too early to speculate (on) the details of the remedy and its timing."
Toyota said its latest recall covered the 1998-2010 model year Siennas with two-wheel-drive that have been sold or registered in 20 cold-climate states and the District of Columbia. Toyota said rust from road salt could cause the carrier cable that holds the spare tire to rust and break, allowing the tire to tumble into the road. The problem could threaten the safety of other drivers.
Toyota said it was unaware of any accidents or injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it received six complaints of spare tires falling off Siennas.
The company said it was working on a fix. In the meantime, customers will receive a notice telling them to bring their vehicle to a dealership for an inspection.
The recall involves Siennas in the District of Columbia and the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Steve St. Angelo, Toyota's chief quality officer for North America, said the company was providing free inspections of the spare tire carrier cable across the nation, including states not included in the recall. Owners can call (800) 331-4331 for more information.
#344 of 351 Re: full size spare [albrock]
Apr 19, 2010 (10:44 am)
Guess I'll be getting one of those letters.
I should check to see if there's any rust on mine. MD uses plenty of salt, unfortunately.
#345 of 351 Will this tire size work on 2007 Toyota Sienna CE?
Oct 10, 2011 (6:02 am)
#346 of 351 Will this tire size work on 2007 Toyota Sienna CE?
Oct 07, 2011 (6:11 am)
Hi there everyone, I'm hoping someone can help because it seems nobody (even at Toyota!) can give me a straight answer. I currently have 215/65R16 tires on my 2007 Toyota Sienna CE. Can I use a set of winter tires from my previous car that is 225/65R17? I am getting mixed answers depending on who I speak with as apparently the car can accomodate 17inch tires, but no one knows for sure.
Thank you very much!
#347 of 351 Re: Will this tire size work on 2007 Toyota Sienna CE? [diviner]
Oct 07, 2011 (12:13 pm)
My guess is no...
The industry standard would allow for a variance of +/- 3%, and that's well more than 3% bigger.
You're likely to get rubbing in the front wheel well, especially at full steering lock when you hit a bump.
#348 of 351 Re: Will this tire size work on 2007 Toyota Sienna CE? [diviner]
Oct 10, 2011 (6:02 am)
The stock sizes used on these vans vary from 27" to 27.6". Your carry-over size has a 28.5" diameter. That is a bit tall for these wheel wells, although it might fit if centered correctly.
I think a lot depends on what wheels these will be mounted on. I too am carrying over winter wheels and tires from my old Honda Odyssey to a 2008 Sienna I bought this year. While your tire is not exactly stock, mounting them to a wheel with a slightly different offset could make it work by moving the centerline in or out very slightly to provide clearance.
As I am a 'regular' at TireRack, I appealed to them for advice. It turns out that with a different centering ring, my Honda aftermarket wheels & tires will fit. Try giving them a call.
#349 of 351 sienna tire replacement
Jan 22, 2011 (5:33 pm)
#350 of 351 sienna tire replacement
Jan 22, 2011 (6:09 am)
Can I replace my 215/70/r16 with a 205/70/r15? what is the difference?
#351 of 351 Re: sienna tire replacement [kittykat40]
Jan 22, 2011 (5:33 pm)
Not only would you get a new set of rims (15" vs 16"), the total radius is too small (13.9" vs 13.1") and would make your speedometer and odometer inaccurate and cause the engine, transmission and traction control computers to have problems.
A quick tutorial of what the numbers in the tire size mean for 215/70/r16:
215= width of tire in millimeters
70 = ratio of sidewall height to width, meaning the tire's side wall is 70% the dimension of the width or 0.7*215=150.5mm
r16 = radial tire to fit a rim 16" in diameter
A good place to look to experiment with sizes of tires to work without messing up the total combination radius :http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html