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I have a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse with a flat rear passenger side tire. I have removed all the lug nuts but the wheel won't come off! What am I doing wrong? How can I remove the flat and put on the donut?

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Just keep kicking it mitsubishi wheels are nortorious for corrosion seizing wheels to the hub and make sure you clean the corrosion off before you put the wheel back on or you could have problems.

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