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How to remove stuck tires and rims off rear of 2001 f 250.

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  • larry_blair Nov 20, 2009

    That worked -- new pads rotor and calipers are now installed and working -- Thanks SG

  • larry_blair Nov 20, 2009

    I used a board and a sledge hammer to the back of the rim. It popped it right off. I tryed the sledge to the back of the tire last night. No good. Thanks for the help! LB

  • super_guy May 11, 2010

    Try taking a piece of wood and putting it against the inside of the tire and rim and take a hammer and hit the wood. The force of the hits should knock the rim off the hub.

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Greetings: My 97 F 250 has the aluminum wheels. The Aluminum of the rims actually becomes welded to the steel hubs after some time. I have beat on those things with various types of hammers and blocks. I've put a 6' length of 2" pipe between the shackles and wheel in an attempt to pry it of. Tires just absorb all the energy. After hours of frustration I figured out that a standard digging bar will fit between the drum and the wheel. It is tight, but it will fit. Popped both rims off in just a couple of minutes this way. Pry it till it moves, spin the wheel a bit and pry again. You will have to work it all the way around the wheel, but it will come off.
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Sometimesyou can leave the lug nots loose and give the wheel a few good kicks, just stand with your back to the wheel and kick it backwards with your foot, or you will need to get a long bar and pry the wheel off, but you need to be careful what you are prying against, try to find the lower shock mount or a bracket on the rear axle.

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Take and heat up around where rim and hub meet with a trouch the take a min sleg hit back of rim all so try spray hub and rim with pb blaster let sit for few min then hit back of rim with the sleg turn the tire as you hit the rim

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    Steven Burke Nov 20, 2009

    what did you do to get it off

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