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I can't get the wheels off of my car

It was a pain to get the lug nuts off, and now that they are gone, the wheel refuses to budge. Is there something else I'm supposed to remove?

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No, but sometimes if the wheels have not been off for a long time they will seize onto the hub. Overtightening the lug nuts makes the problem worse. Use a big hammer and give the rim a few belts with it between the wheel studs. Hit squarely and don't hit the studs and that should break the seal between the rim and hub. You may have to do it more than once and don't be shy when you swing.
Before you put it back together use a wire brush and clean the inside of the rim and the hub or drum and lube the studs. Hope this helps.

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All i can recommend here, is get a good penetrating oil...spray around the lug nuts holes and center hub of the wheel...have someone spin the wheel as you hit the the back of the TIRE not the rim, as hard as you can with a heavy hammer, and that should break them free...if not, then you can use heat around the same areas and just keep hitting again,...that usually works....i suppose if all else fails, you can turn the wheels one way, let it off the jack stands, and SLOWLY back up and that is usually enough to break free the corrosion and free up the rims...once moved back like only 8" then jack up car there...go from there...but please do be very very careful....

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