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How to remove alloy that has corroded onto the hub

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Firstly please use the queens english as lug means to a slang word to carry ,or a worm in the sand used as fishing bait ,so yes you have removed the the four wheel nuts ,leave the middle one alone as that holds the drive shaft on ,whats happening is no doubt you have a alloy wheel rim and its corroded to the hub, now make sure wheel is off the ground and then place a axle stand under the chassis to support the weight -now the fun part place aplank of wood against the inside of the wheel lay underneath and hit the plank with a 7kg(14lb) hammer ,you stated this is your sons car and he cannot change his own wheel ,a daughter maybe --but a mother changing a sons wheel on a car ,now i have heard it all?? once the wheel is removed make sure you put some grease where the alloy contacts the steel of the hub to ensure it doesnt corrode up again then send the prodical son to a car repair course at the local college .Mother changing a sons wheel ---iam speechless as i just dont beleave what i have read to be true?What will happen if and when he ever gets married --Does he know enough to make you a grandmother ? sorry to be facietious but?mum changing a sons car wheel

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My back side tire is flat and I removed the lugs but the tire isn't even loose. Is there something else I need to remove?


no, from the back side hit the rim with a hammer then turn and hit again, the rim is just stuck to hub, with rust and corosion,after rim is off, clean center of rim and the center of hub where the rim sits, hope this is helpful.

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How do i change the driver side front hub assembly


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Loosen and remove ABS speed sensor mounting screw. Carefully remove sensor head from steering knuckle. If sensor head is seized due to corrosion, use hammer and brass punch to tap sensor. Tap edge of sensor ear, rocking sensor from side to side until it is free. DO NOT use pliers on sensor head.
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