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Old 12-03-2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default HELP! My wheel won't come off the hub!

I'm trying to get my winter wheels on, but my All season steel rims won't come off the hub. Any ideas on how to get it off? Am I stuck going to a tire shop? I tried using a block of wood to bang it off, but it didn't release (haha just saw what I said).

yes, I did take off the lug nuts
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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Spray penetrant. Wait a while. Whack backside of rim with hammer (with 2x4 in between of course). Repeat.
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:29 PM   #3
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Spray penetrant. Wait a while. Whack backside of rim with hammer (with 2x4 in between of course). Repeat.
good call. The all season rims have been on there a LONG time.It might be easier for me to just load them into the car and have them switched over for free at LesSchwab.


The thing that suck is that all the other tires came off and I GOT the winter rims on there. The last tire is the one stuck, so now I have to put 3 all seasons back on again

Cars are fun!!!


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Old 12-04-2004, 02:13 AM   #4
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lower the car w/o the lugnuts tightened on the summer wheel. raise it again. maybe that will loosen the wheel.
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Old 12-04-2004, 03:27 AM   #5
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You just have to be patient and slowly whack away from side to side.
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Old 12-04-2004, 08:02 AM   #6
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lower the car w/o the lugnuts tightened on the summer wheel. raise it again. maybe that will loosen the wheel.
Put the lugs back on, but not all the way...lower the car and rock it a bit...works good, lasts a long time.
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:17 PM   #7
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that sounds like a good way to dork up the thread.
slide hammer or hammer and wood would be the route to go dude.
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Old 12-04-2004, 09:11 PM   #8
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that sounds like a good way to dork up the thread.
Guess you don't change too many wheels....
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Old 12-05-2004, 06:06 PM   #9
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when you get them off, use some neverseize, won't have the problem again, or ask the tire place to put some on for you.
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Old 12-05-2004, 06:45 PM   #10
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[quote=RightyTighty] The all season rims have been on there a LONG time./QUOTE]

you dont rotate tires?
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