Can't get my wheel off, despite having lug nuts off and jacked up
2007 Camry Hybrid and have changed a few tires in my day. yet, having the lug nuts completely off, the car jacked up, i can't get my wheel off. Sometimes wheels can be a little stubborn and a kick will loosen them but this one is as solid as a rock. any ideas?
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Re: Can't get my wheel off, despite having lug nuts off...
At this point, the only thing that I can recommend it to get a piece of wood, a 2 by 4 is best. Place the wood on the inside of the rim (to protect the aluminum rim), and whack the board with a larger hammer until the wheel dislodges from the hub. Spin the wheel and whack the board. Repeat. We do this quite a bit on the really stubbborn rims. Hope this helps.
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Changing the wheel/tire on this vehicle is not significantly different from any other car or truck.
You will need to first pop off the center cap if you have one so that you have a clear shot at the wheel lugs.
Use your tire iron or a 21mm socket and breaker bar to loosen all lug nuts 1-2 turns.
Place your jack under the vehicle.... if you are using a scissor jack you can use the pinch weld of the body just forward of the rear wheel (the vertical stamped metal rib), or if you have a bottle jack or floor jack you can also lift from the front of the trailing arm or directly below the axle behind the wheel.
Once the wheel is off the ground, remove the lug nuts the rest of the way.
At this point the wheel should come off. If it is frozen on the truck from age/rust, you can use a rubber mallet to strike the back side of the sidewall to help jar it loose. If you do not have a mallet you can kick the inside side wall with your foot, however you do not want to do this if you are using a scissor jack or if you are on uneven ground, so as to avoid knocking the truck off the jack.
With the wheel off you can take it to a shop for dismounting/replacement of the tire; this can not be done without special equipment.
Place the repaired wheel/tire or spare on the truck and tighten the lug nuts finger tight so that the wheel is flush (not tilting).
Lower the jack and remove it.
Use your tire iron or 21mm socket and breaker bar to tighten the lug nuts the rest of the way.
If you are using a spare tire, the tail gate mounted spare is removed by simply taking off the lug nuts holding it on; The under-mounted spare is lowered to the ground by unscrewing the 21mm nut located under the cargo cover in the rear center of the truck. This nut operates a winch which will lower the tire to the ground when turned anti clockwise, and draws it back up to the truck when turned clockwise.
Loosens the lug nuts
Jack up the wheel.
Remove the lug nuts
Remove the wheel
Install the spare
Install the lug nuts until snug
Lower off the jack
Tighten the lug nuts
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Find jack follow instructions to raise vehicle after parking brake is on. Remove lug nuts and take wheel with flat tire off. Replace with the spare tire and tighten lug nuts. lower vehicle, put jack , lug wrench and flat tire in vehicle. Drive to a tire repair store and fix the problem.
Find the jack and jack up the rear just in front of the rear tire you are changing. (don't lift off ground completely yet). Using the lug wrench (also called a tire iron) break loose each lug nut.
Finish raising the vehicle just high enough that the tire isn't touching the ground. Finish removing the lug nuts, then pull tire off. Put new (different/spare) tire on, and put the lug nuts back on, and tighten by hand until tire is snug. With the car still raised, lightly tighten the lug nuts, until snug again (by use of lug wrench).
Lower car completely and tighten the lug nuts again (do not over tighten). At all points of tightening lug nuts, do so in a criss cross pattern. Start with one, then move to the one directly across from that, and so on (not all will be "directly" across at all times, so just make sure you alternate and don't go in any consecutive (clockwise/counter clockwise) order.
block wheel on opposing side to avoid rolling.loosen lug bolts on wheel using lug wrench. donot completely remove nuts. place jack at designated position on side of car. diagram should be on spare cover in trunk under carpet along with the appropriate tools.raise vehicle with jack just high enough to clear ground. remove nuts and flat tire and replace with spare. tightened lug nuts and lower jack. check nuts again for tightness.
1) Jack up car 2)remove lug nuts 3)remove tire 4)unbolt brake caliper 5)remove old brakes 6)install new brakes 7)reinstall break caliper 8)reinstall tire 9)reinstall lug nuts 10)let car down 11)repeat procedure for other wheels
The owners manual shows where to put the jack. I no manual sometimes there are illustrations where the jack is stored in its compartment. First loosen the lug nuts before you jack up the vehicle, prevents the tire from turning. After jacking up the vehicle finish removing the lug nuts then remove the tire. The spare tire on the door may have a locking lug nut which requires a key to unlock before removing the lug nuts. Key us usually on the ignition key ring. Remove the lug nuts and put tire on the drivers side. Tighten up the nuts on the wheel and after the car is let down from the jack, finish tightening the lug nuts.
jack up and add another support remove all but 1 lug the remaining lug nut loosen about 3/4 spray around center hub and around each lug nut with a lubricant wait 5 min get a piece of wood and a hammer or a big rubber mallet and start hitting around the back of the tire the wood and hammer ,the wood is to protect the rim hit the wood with hammer not directly on the tire could bend lip of rim should break loose from hub
Are you trying to get the rim off? Hard to understand from what you have written. Spray some WD-40 or similar in the stud holes. Let sit for a few minutes, then smack the inside of the wheel with a hammer to break free.
Changing tires on a 2007 Jeep Wrangler is no different than a typical vehicle. Any local service facility can help out.
If you are wanting to do it yourself:
1. Break the torque on the lug nuts while the vehicle is still on the ground.
2. Jack up the axle using the jack in the trunk (under the panel in the trunk floor)
3. Remove the wheel and tire
4. Replace with the spare or a new tire
5. Tighten the lug nuts to 85-90 ft-lb of torque, make sure you tighten in a star pattern.