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Can't get tire/wheel off '89 Silverado

Help! I cannot get the wheel off an '89 Silverado truck I just got. I'm assuming it's just horribly stuck and I need to keep working it (tried heat & oil so far). Anyone know if there is actually some trick to this that I don't know about? I've removed many, many tires & wheels but not on this type truck before. Thx.

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  • Merle Feb 12, 2009

    Yes, I can get the nuts loose & off; it's the wheel itself that is stuck. Thank you both for the tips. Will see if one works..

  • Craig Davies
    Craig Davies May 11, 2010

    Are we talking about the nuts or the actual wheel?

    If you can get the nuts loose,but the wheel is stuck onto the hub, then a really old trick we used to do with heavy goods vehicles is, loosen the nuts slightly, maybe only 2 turns, then drive the vehicle carefully/slowly on and off the sidewalk.

    This loosened the wheel off the hub.

    Extreme caution, if you are too fast then you can damage wheel, Its pressure thats required, not speed.



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Aha! Here is what you do. Leave one lug nut loose on the wheel and remove the rest. With the vehicle on a jackstand and secure, sit down facing the wheel and kick the bottom of the wheel really hard, repeat if necessary. This always does the trick! Must be a rear wheel? The rim gets stuck to the brake drum from rust all of the time!
Don't forget to rate this solution, and good luck!

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