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Old 07-07-2005, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Cant change my tire.

I feel kind of stupid about this, but I went through all the steps of changing a flat on my 98 impreza and the damn thing wont come off. The car is jacked up, the 5 nuts are off, and it wont budge at all. Am I doing something wrong? Anyone?
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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The rim has rusted to the brake rotor. Hit it with a rubber mallet to break it loose. Be careful not to knock the car off the jack.

If that doesn't work, you may have to lightly replace the lugs and drive around the block to break it loose. Just be careful that you don't damage the lugs or wheel.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:58 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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Old 07-07-2005, 12:22 PM   #4
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it came loose when I lowered the car with the nuts loose,
thanks again.
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:22 PM   #5
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Hit it with a rubber mallet to break it loose...
I just went through this over the weekend. A spray around the hub with penetrating oil and a whack on the backside of the rim with a rubber mallet did the trick.
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:51 PM   #6
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.....the easiest way is to put the lugs back finger tight, and lower the car.....if putting the cars weight on it dosen't make it pop.....push on the car and rock it, side to side.......if that dosen't do it.....drive the car(in a safe place/way) a bit until it does pop.
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Old 07-09-2005, 03:56 AM   #7
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Or just kick the damn thing, which is my preferred technique. If you're strong enough to kick your car off the jack then you're, ummm, really frickin' strong!

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Old 07-09-2005, 02:40 PM   #8
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Or just kick the damn thing, which is my preferred technique. If you're strong enough to kick your car off the jack then you're, ummm, really frickin' strong!

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...Pat....I've seen rusted on wheels that you could have a mule kick for a week and not come off.....lowered the car and drove around the block with the lugs finger tight and, done deal.
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