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Posted by Anonymous on
Some cars have steel wheels and steel mounting structures. Sometimes in these cases the two parts can rust together, causing the wheel to be stuck on the car. You can probably break it loose with a hammer or by kicking the bottom of the wheel. I had it happen once so bad that I had to heat the wheel up with a torch to red hot so I could break it loose.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: tire stuck/lug nuts removed
use 3lb sledge on inner edge of rim be careful not to damage rim rubber mallet won't provide enough shock to loosen rust. ps leave one lug nut on so tire won't fly off.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
At this point, the only thing that I can recommend it to get a piece of wood, a 2 by 4 is best. Place the wood on the inside of the rim (to protect the aluminum rim), and whack the board with a larger hammer until the wheel dislodges from the hub. Spin the wheel and whack the board. Repeat. We do this quite a bit on the really stubbborn rims. Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
If you have all nuts off & don't see anything else, I'd bet money you have aluminum or similar rims (wheels) on it. With 2 disimilar metals making contact like they do, it usually causes them to corrode together, almost like they're welded. Try spraying some penetrating oil in by studs, and rotate tire to move it around a bit. In some cases I've had to get a good swing with a big rubber hammer ( to avoid damage to rim) from behind to break them loose, and even had some success with snugging nuts back up, then back them off a turn or 2, then lower vehicle so tires are back on the ground, and rock the car side to side pretty hard. Then jack it back up & try again. If car securely on jack & stands, or even better a hoist, sometimes you get away with a good swift heel to the tire from side to side. Good Luck, keep us posted.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
I have an 04 xj8. the lug nuts are a good bad example of half baked engineering. the lug nuts are fabricated from ugly steel with an 11/16 hex end. to beautify this, Jaguar overlays the nut end with a stainless steel 3/4 inch cap, crimped to the nut. On top of this, the nut is to be torqued to 90+ ft-lb! The only way to remove the lug nut without damage is with a SIX POINT socket and a breaker bar or an impact wrench. Using a 12 point socket will deform the cap, causing the wrench to spin on the cap and or the cap to spin on the nut itself. If that has happened, it is possible to recover using a 15 oz or thereabouts ball peen hammer and a deep 3/4 inch impact socket (the black ones). Line up the socket to the cap, doing a best guess to where the flats are and give the socket a light blow. Keep trying that until the socket seems to stick on, then hit it harder. Eventually you will find the right point and the socket will go on and reform the cap. Then a breaker bar can remove the cap/nut. New assemblies can be had for about $6 from "partsbin" or "autohausaz".
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
spray pentrating oil around where wheel meets hub and also around lug bolts let set for about 15 min then take a sledge hammer and hit from underneath make sure the truck is blocked up good for safty
if that doesnt work take a small sissor jack between the rim and the fram and put a lot of pressure on it then hit it with the sledge from underneath
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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