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Wheel stuck on hub won't come off.

Removed bolts tried to remove tire won't budge, don't want to use to much force afraid to damage the rim any suggestions.

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That kind of thing happens a lot and I work in a auto-shop. The corrosion builds up on the hub and swells up in the middle of the rim. 1. Put all lugnuts back on, leave them half way off. 2.Keep kicking the tire from the backside until it pops off the hub. Don't worry, you can't damage the rim by kicking it yourself. (Unless your the incredible hulk.lol ) The lugnuts will keep the tire from falling on the brake components when it comes off the hub.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

  • KC George Sep 05, 2011

    My daughter's rear wheels seemed like they would not budge - but taking a large plastic hammer to the tire from the back side did the trick. As for kicking it, I a little concerned about kicking that hard and knocking it off the jack stand. The A4 and A6 don't have great spots to set a stand at the rear of the car.

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Take your Foot and lightly Kick the Tire and it will come loose. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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