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Old 01-16-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
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Round two starts in 20 minutes, when our break is over.

Fender damage on a newer Legy. Mudflap needs to be removed, but the stoopid noob I was working with stripped the plastic screw. Moron. So to go any further we need to pull the wheel. Common sense says you have to remove teh wheelcover before you loosen the lugnuts. Now, before you tell me "search noob" you should know we looked in both this owners manual, my owners manual for my Impreza, AllData, and these pages here on Nasioc. Nothing. Not a damn thing.

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Old 01-16-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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the problem with "common sense" it's not to common nowadays ......


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yes remove the hubcap first
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Old 01-16-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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Yeah. After searching all over for the tool to pull it, we finally broke down and risked breaking the wheelcover. Got it off with a few well placed screwdrivers, then came upon another problem...

...the wheels siezed to the hub.
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:28 AM   #4
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Yeah. After searching all over for the tool to pull it, we finally broke down and risked breaking the wheelcover. Got it off with a few well placed screwdrivers, then came upon another problem...

...the wheels siezed to the hub.
loosen all lugs...do NOT remove them....just loosen a 3-4 turns....drive car around in circles until the glaringly apparent sounds of wheels seperating from hubs is heard....repeat until all 4 are 'done' and have given the signal.....continue with errand at hand.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:35 AM   #5
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loosen all lugs...do NOT remove them....just loosen a 3-4 turns....drive car around in circles until the glaringly apparent sounds of wheels seperating from hubs is heard....repeat until all 4 are 'done' and have given the signal.....continue with errand at hand.
Ah. So somebody DID catch that. My solution was to put two lugnuts on, then whail the crap out of the tire with a dead blow (the rubber face) as I turned the wheel.
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Old 01-16-2006, 09:14 PM   #6
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Honda hubcaps are put on BEFORE the lugnuts. They lugs hold the plastic hubcap on. Doesn't seem too dumb of a mistake to me.
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:10 PM   #7
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I usually just kick it off...then I put a nice coating of anti-sieze on the hub surface where the rim mates to it.
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