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Lost my hub cap key

I cannot access the lug nuts on the tires. where do i get a tire key?

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Change tire


You need a jack to lift the vehicle high enough to get the tire off and the new one on, you need a lug wrench to loosen and tighten the lug nuts and depending on the rims you might have hub caps that are part of the rim or seperate and if they are seperate, you need something to pry them off with. So the proper way to do this is:
Before you raise it with the jack, take the lug wrench and loosen the lug nuts a little. This is easier when the tire is on the ground because depending on the tire location, it will turn if you lift it. So when the weight is on it, it wont turn. Then you put the jach under the car and near the tire you are lifting and you use the jack to raise the tire. Then finish taking the lug nuts off. Remove the tire and put the new tire on. You may have to raise the jack some more to make it high enough. Put the lug nuts back on tight as you can and lower the car. Then tighten the lug nuts again to be sure. You should tighten lug nuts by skipping them. In other words start with one and tighten it, skip the next one and tighten the third one. When you go all the way around, go to the ones you skipped and tighten those.

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How do i get the rear hub off to replace the wheel studs


On some vehicles you may need to slightly pry the hub off. This can be done with a screw driver or the vehicle may have a lug wrench that came with the vehicle. If you are trying to replace the lug studs, then you will have to take the wheel off. Tap the broken stud out and replace it with the new one.

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Broken lug nut how to replace lug nut studs


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#1 Look carefully at the CENTER of the hub cap. Gently pry the center cap off. The rest will be self explanatory.
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#2 Take one lug nut off . Sometimes there is an extra set of small lugs to hold the hub cap on.
I do apologize for the two choices. Just cannot remember which way the Cougar works.

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Getting front tire off to check brakes. already


it seized on the hub is all. lay on side, kick with the back of you heel without laying under vehicle. thread on a lug a few turns so it doesnt take off. be carful! make sure its hoisted safely with a block or stand for back up

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How do you remove the hub from the rear tire of an 85 Chevy Suburban?


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Cant remove wheel hub


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Section 04-01: Suspension and Wheel Hubs, Front 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Wheel Hub Bolt Removal
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  1. Remove wheel and tire assembly. Refer to Section 04-04 .
  1. Remove disc brake caliper (2B120), and front disc brake rotor (1125). Refer to Section 06-03 .
Brake Shoe and Lining Removal
  1. Remove brake master cylinder filler cap (2162). Check fluid level in brake master cylinder reservoir (2K478). Remove brake fluid until brake master cylinder reservoir is half full. Discard removed fluid.
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Remove wheel and tire assembly from front disc brake rotor mounting face. Use care to avoid damage or interference with disc brake caliper (2B120), front disc brake rotor shield (2K004) or front wheel knuckle (3K185).
  1. Remove rear brake pin retainers (2N386). ( I think it is a T 40 torx bit you need)
  1. NOTE: It is not necessary to disconnect hydraulic connections.

    Lift disc brake caliper from front disc brake caliper anchor plate (2B292) and front disc brake rotor (1125). Do not pry directly against metal caliper piston or damage will occur.
  1. Position disc brake caliper out of the way and support with wire to avoid damaging the disc brake caliper and front brake hose (2078).
  1. Remove outer brake shoe and lining (2001) assembly from front disc brake caliper anchor plate.
  1. Remove inner brake shoe and lining assembly.
  1. Position lug bolt (1107) to clear front wheel knuckle (3K185).
  1. Remove lug bolt from wheel hub (1104).



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Installation
  1. Install lug bolt into wheel hub.
  1. Using a lug nut (1012), seat wheel hub bolt into wheel hub.
  1. Install front disc brake rotor and disc brake caliper. Refer to Section 06-03 .
  1. Install wheel and tire assembly. Tighten lug nut to 115-142Nm (85-104 lb-ft).

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The hub cap makes sound while driving.


are you sure lug nuts are tight?

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2000 buick lesabre


Hello Oliver Plunk :

I would suggest that you go to a " Tire shop" or a " Fix a Flat shop " . They have a special tool that can remove the lug nut wheel locks .

If your problem is with the hub cap locks, the fix a flat shop might still be able to help you .

I would get this fixed as soon as possible . You wouldn't want to have a roadside flat and not be able to change the tire or worse yet, having to be towed while having a spare tire in the trunk .

I hope that this info has been of help to you .

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Change a flat tire


The wheel is just rusted on the hub. Just take a rubber mallet and hit a few times. Or kick it a few times. This is a very common thing.

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