Just bought an 05 Escape Limited. I attempted to lower the full size spare and found that the mechanism is frozen up, likely caused my 5 years of midwest winters. There is a lot of rust on the "T" that holds the actual tire up. I bought a new (used) mechanism and will probably install it this weekend. I was just curious if anyone else had this issue and how much of a pain replacing it will be. Any tips or advise would be appreciated.