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Old 02-23-2002, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Tire won't come off ... Part 2

Ok, so my back brakes are grinding a little more now ... I'd really like to get my brakes changed before my state inspection this Monday.

I went out and got a good deal on a nice 2 ton jack, so I don't have to use the jack that came with the car.

Of course, the damn tire still won't come off. I've tried gently lowing the car down onto the tire without lugs on it. I have a nice heavy hammer here and spent about 10 minutes hammering on the rim in various places, using a towel to pad the hammer so it won't chip the rim.

Nothing. The sucker is welded in there. anyone else have any tricks they use besides brute force?

Also, I'm a little nervous about the new jack, since it doesn't have that ridge that goes around the lip on the spot where the car is jacked up with the stock jack. Is it still safe to use that spot, since it will only have one small spot on the jack ... or is there a better place that I should be using since the new jack has a round crown type tip on the jack?

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Old 02-23-2002, 06:56 PM   #2
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use the rear diff if jacking up the rear, and theres a square plate on the front cross member for the front.


if you keep doing it the you are, you WILL damage the stock jack points (should be using jackstands in there)
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Old 02-24-2002, 01:45 AM   #3
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I had that wheel sticking problem using steelies w/snowtires. I applied some penetrating fluid and let it sit for a few hours. Then I reintroduced the wheel to it's old friend the BFH. It finally said uncle. Good luck! The rear diff jacking point is key, too. The car can shake all over the place, but it isn't likely to fall off.
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Old 02-24-2002, 04:44 AM   #4
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kick it!!
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Old 02-24-2002, 09:59 AM   #5
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kick it!!
exactly!

first support the car properly on jack stands..

get behind the wheel and proceed to kick off!, just leave one lug nut on so when it flys off it doesnt go flying.

or leave the lug nuts a hair loose and rock the car back and forth and see if you can pop it loose....but be carefull!

disclaimer, try the above at your own risk! I assume no responsibility for anything that may happen if the above is performed

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Old 02-24-2002, 11:18 AM   #6
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I've never used the rear diff to jack up my car. Could someone describe the rear diff jacking point for me? I don't have the rear diff protector yet if that's what you mean.

Thanks for the help so far.

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Old 02-24-2002, 11:58 AM   #7
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Spray some WD-40 and then spray again an hour later then try. Let us know. You should not have to hammer the wheel off.
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Old 02-24-2002, 08:24 PM   #8
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This is all good advise, but I try to avoid going under the car and kicking if it's only a on jack or jack stands. I usually lean my back against the car and kick with my heel onto the lower part of the wheel. Works for me, use WD-40 or something similar like it was mentioned before. As for using the rear diff has a jacking point, I believe you just put the jack under it and lift. Just look for a solid place like the frame.
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Could someone describe the rear diff jacking point for me?
Just put a block of wood in there and jack it up right on the diff... no plate needed. It's damn strong .


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Old 02-24-2002, 11:28 PM   #10
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Right on the differential eh? isn't it mostly rounded, would it be hard to get a good point where it's fairly solid and won't rock? Also, wouldn't that lift the entire back end of the car? Not that that is a bad thing ...

Anyway, thanks for bearing though the questions with me, I'll get it all figured out eventually.
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Old 02-25-2002, 12:46 AM   #11
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I just use my floor jack on the stock locations, they are now flat as a pancake
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