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We can NOT change our tire on our 2006 ford explore!!!

Our front passenger TIRE WILL NOT COME OFF at all. it had a flat and we used fix a flat for a couple days and it was time to put a new tire on , we took the lug nuts off we hit the tire we WD-40 it repeated it several times and hours later nothing. 0so we just gave up and put the lug nuts back on and gonna wait till we have more time to do it again. i need any suggestions. i seen a lot of people are having the same peoplem with this car. same with the low tire pressure light comes on the vheclie . so if anyone has had the same problems and had figured it out let me know. thanks

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These suggestions are all good. Please note that you do not necessarily have to have dissimilar metals to do this. I had a similar problem with a steel brake rotor on a steel hub. I would be extremely cautious about driving and steering with loose lug nuts. I use a variety of hard plastic and hard rubber mallets to deal with this problem. Once apart, use a wire wheel on an electric drill to remove accumulated crud from the hub. Be cautious using a wire wheel on the center of the aluminum wheel. When reassembling, on that problem with the rotors, I applied a thin coat of Permatex Anti-Sieze on the contact surfaces. This is the same stuff I started using when putting headbolts on aluminum engine blocks to deal with galling of the threads, and now use it as a general thread lubricant. Using a thin coat of this product on the hub where the wheel goes on the hub will deal with this problem in the same manner that it deals with galling in aluminum blocks. Just don't use so much of it that it ends up on the brake rotors. This is the same product you should be using on the lug nuts before you cinch them down.

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    wadingriver Feb 23, 2012

    We were obviosly not talking about wheeling down teh road.. Just a slow coast in teh driveway with Loose lugs until you hear it break lose


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Hi J, We have had similar problems with a number of vehicles. The solution is highly technical and can take more than fifteen minutes of concentrated applied and focused work. After removing the lug nuts, sit down adjacent to the offending wheel and with arms stretched behind and hands spread on ground, apply force, alternatively using one lower limb after the other very quickly and with sudden application. The use of special tools is highly recommended. These come in a variety of sizes, the most common being sizes seven, eight or nine! The best type for the job are called safety boots. Once fitted, they can be applied multiple times in very quick secession, they usually do the trick....In other words we put in the boot! regards John

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SOURCE: Tire Change on 2006 Ford Explorer

Kick the tire. Not only will it make him feel better, but it should come off. The center of the wheel is probably a tight fit where it fits on the 'hub' (where the brakes and wheel bearings are located. Kick the tire near the outer edge, continue all around 'til it comes off. Please let me know how you make out. countrycurt0

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SOURCE: changing flat tire, lugs off, tire wont budge

Wheel is stuck in place, gently tap on inside of rim with hammer or better a rubber mallet. May take some time but should jar it loose.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: after removing lug nuts to replace tire, the tire

spray around studs with a rust penetrater, such as wd-40.wait awhile.1/2 hour.i have used 4x4 wood poles as prybar to break rims loose. hope this helps hotrod

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SOURCE: Removed all the lug nuts

The wheel is corroded to the hub/brake rotor face, u will have to get a can of WD 40 and soak it overnight and just keep working it until it free's up, no other way to do it that I know of.

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SOURCE: broke off lug nut while changing a rear tire

You will have to remove the brake drum or rotor if it has disc brakes and drive the broken lug out of the drum or rotor. Purchase a new lug from any auto parts store buying the exact same size and drive the new one in. Reinstall the tire/wheel and torque the lug nuts to 100 lb/ft with a torque wrench.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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