Question about 2004 Ford F150
I'm asuming you have steel wheels. I live on an island in the virgin islands, and see this alot, almost every jeep that I work on the wheels have not been removed in some time and because of the salty air the wheel rust to the hub, the way I fix this problem is alittle unorthodox, after jacking the wheel off the ground and removing all the lugs, I give the wheel a genrous blast of wd40 and let it sit for a minute or two, then its go time, using a standerd blowtorch, I start heating up the wheel at the hub, working my way around where the wheel and hub meet, while prying the wheel back and forth. ( DO NOT USE THIS METHOD ALUMINUM WHEELS!! )( caution: remove all plastic caps or trim peaces before heating the wheel, as always when using a torch, keep a fire extingisher handy). this may take a few minutes, when the wheel gets hot the metal will expand ever so slightly, loosening it from the houb breaking the rust weld, then when it cools it will contract , this will not change how the wheel fits on the hub, when it cools it there will be no change to the wheel. I've used this method on countless jeeps and trucks.
Good luck and hope all goes well.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
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