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Unable to pull wheel off to replace flat tire

We just had a flat on the front passenger tire and when i pulled off the 4 lugs i was unable to pull the wheel off. The center looks a bit rusted, we put some WD-40 but no use as of yet. Just wondering if im missing something here, its my girlfriends car and im just unsure if im needing to do something else. The manual shows nothing unusual in the instruction to change a flat. Thanks

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  • jamespaulcfw Jan 28, 2009

    Thanks Guys, ill get out the sledge hammer.

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WD40 may not do it, get some penetrating oil at the auto supply store and apply. Let it set for about an hour. Make sure the car is resting on a jack stand or a good floor jack (not a bumper jack) and kick the **** out of the tire with your foot. It'll come off.

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The wheel is just frozen in place. to dislodge, make sure vehicle is safely supported, with offending wheel off the ground. turn around, facing away from the vehicle, use the heel of your foot, and give the tire(rubber portion) a swift kick. this should dislodge a stuck wheel.

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I have seen that happen it is rusted to the brake drum. you need to go ahead and lub it with some wd-40 alright but you might have to hit that rim with a sledge hammer to bust it loose from the rusted area around that hub in the center . you live in a area where they salt alot or near the ocean evidently . thanks Jerry

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If all the lugs are off don't be afraid to try to use a small sledge hammer it from the back of the tire. It will come off, it just needs a little persuation. I hope this helps, and please rate my answer. Thanks

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