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    Default **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    I'm trying to take my wheel off and it's been at least an hour now (with breaks in between of course).

    I've sprayed ALOT of WD40 over the time but nothing has happened.

    Any advice guys?

    I haven't taken them off since before winter so I'm sure it's just molded on to the hub by all the debris and mud and what not that the car got over the season. But none of the other tires gave any problems! [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    Its obviously "frozen/rusted on" - I had the same problem. You may have to bring it to a shop and have a mechanic "hit" it from underneath the car. My guy used a long crow bar and wedged it off. Lesson learned - put a small amount of lube on the hub so this will not happen again. Imagine if you got a flat on the road and had to remove this tire [img]graemlins/rant.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    hit it from the inside with a rubber mallet, or if you have it securely on jack stands you could try to kick it off from under the car.

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    It happened to me too I just put it down on the jacks sat down on the ground and kicked it real hard on the edge of the rim

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    kick it or wack it with a rubber mallot

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    Kick it. Thats how i got mine off when the drum paint dryed it on! [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    I don't suggest kicking it from under the car. Something wrong about doing that with jackstands!

    Just kick the tire on the wheel a couple good kicks... It will break right loose.

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    Yeah, I had this happen to me in January. I had to beat the **** out of it with a rubber mallet, but I finally got it off after about 15 minutes.

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    Put a loose lug on make sure you got it secure up in the air and Kick the S&%^ out of it

    Make sure to snd the hub and get some anti seze to brush on the hub

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    Loosen the lug nuts a turn and drive it around the block until things separate.

    Tio Barry

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    Thanks for all the advice.

    I've been trying the kicking thing too many times! [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] Thing just won't come off!!!
    Maybe I'm just not kicking hard enough but I'll keep trying.

    I'd much much rather kick it off but I guess if it comes down to it, I'll just bring it by the local tire shop...even though I'd must rather not because they'll probably try charging me for a BS task like this.

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    had the same thing with my svtf used a mallett and hit the crap out of the tire/rim from the backside

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    Originally posted by Your_fireman16:
    Put a loose lug on make sure you got it secure up in the air and Kick the S&%^ out of it

    Make sure to snd the hub and get some anti seze to brush on the hub
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Just don't put too much on or it will spin off all over your rim!! Anti sieze isn't the easiest stuff in the world to clean off. A little bit goes a long way!

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    Did you get it off yet?

    I had the same problem a few months ago. Tried a rubber mallet, a 2x4 and a sledge hammer, crow bar, etc...You name it I tried it.

    I ended up loosening all four rear lugs 1.5 turns and then driving around the block weaving back and forth. It was the only way I could get the rear wheel off. When the wheel comes loose, you will be able to feel it. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    I'm not kidding here either. I was at an auto-x a few weeks ago. A guy there with a Mini was having the same problem. He tried the loose lug nut thing and it worked.

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    Default Re: **Rear Wheel won\'t come off hub!**

    The Loose Lug thing always works. Like the time I rotated my tires and forgot to tighten my driver's rear tire, yeah, it came off at about 40 mph. That was not fun! Make sure you tighten them after reinstalling them. HAHA


 
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