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My back side tire is flat and I removed the lugs but the tire isn't even loose. Is there something else I need to remove?

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I guess your wheels are alloy? either way, If you have removed the 4 or 5 wheel studs (depending on age and model) and the wheel still wont come off, it will have corroded slightly in the centre where it sits tight over the hub. Now you need to be very careful here because it is going to need some persuasion but I DO NOT recomend that this is carried out on jack and also you need to avoid damaging the wheel. You need the car supported on the correct stands and chocks firstly. then you need a substantial piece of wood and a hammer, and from the inside of the wheel, you need to tap one side then the other until it works loose enough to work it off from the outside using your hands. Once removed and repaired, it would be worth while spending a couple of quid on a tube of copper slip grease and just apply a thin layer to the wheel centre before you re-fit the wheel. Hope this is of use. Simon.

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No, from the back side hit the rim with a hammer then turn and hit again, the rim is just stuck to hub, with rust and corosion,after rim is off, clean center of rim and the center of hub where the rim sits, hope this is helpful.

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How do i change a tire on a 1988 ford f-150


Before doing anything make sure you have air in your spare..,A good Jack and spare tire removal kit....The kit should be under or behind the passenger seat..I don't like the factory Jack it comes with because sometimes you need a good strong block of wood to achieve the height you need to contact the vehicle..and sometimes they don't work correctly...Some spare tire release tools are under the hood..It is a long skinny rod ...You have to use rod or rod kit to stick through the rear bumper at the slot and turn the rod counterclockwise after you feel the rod connect with the release mechanism..,Lower the spare until it touches the ground then keep turning so you can have enough slack to remove cable from spare tire...Set parking brake while in park and use the lug nut removal tool to break loose the lug nuts before raising vehicle..They are removed counter clockwise..Don't take nuts off just break them loose...Block front wheels for safety with anything solid you can find if you are stranded..If you can't find anything rely on parking brake..It should be safe in park but safety first....Jack vehicle up..,remove all lug nuts put them in a safe clean place don't lose them..Remove flat tire..Install spare..Start each lug nut and tighten them all tight by hand..Snug each nut clockwise in a star pattern ..Get them good and tight but don't try to hurt yourself or break the stud...Lower vehicle,remove Jack..Snug each lug nut once again for safety..Put flat in truck bed for now rather than back in the spare storage area because it has to be repaired..Crank spare cable that held spare under truck clockwise until it stops.Remove tool..,Gather all tools used., remove blocks from front tires.,Head to a tire store...

Feb 21, 2015 | 1988 Ford F 150

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Removing a flat tire on the road safe and easy


Greetings folks,
I have many years experience in the automotive industry and have just about been through every type of situation there is to have experienced.
One simple thing that strikes me as strange is the fact that it is very hard to find proper training for vehicle owners and drivers on the facts about how to change a flat tire, or how to be prepared for a flat tire without even taking the tire off your car or SUV.
How about the trouble you may have had in the past, you knowing exactly how to change a flat but couldn't get the lug nuts off the wheel studs due to someone once before inspecting the brakes or replacing the tires and using an impact gun to install the lug nuts and over tightening them.
Has anyone ever illustrated to you folks the do'e and dont's of using a jack to raise your vehicle off the ground to gain access for removal of a wheel?
Ok lets start with the needed required tools one should carry in their car to prepare for such an event, first lets have a small first aid safety kit for any cuts and bruises including bandades and infection preventing creams and liquids(Iodine, hydrogen peroxide, etc.), next we need to be sure we have a good spare tire in the trunk, easy to check push the side to see if it is hard to the touch indicating it has proper air inflation, also check for a good working tire jack the typical scissor jack and crank handle, which comes with the vehicle make sure it is good, but I prefer to purchase a $29.99 miniature sized professional looking hydraulic floor jack, they fit under the car excellently and work tremendously easy and safe, they can be purchased in Sears Auto or any Auto Parts Store, also a pair of jack stands, two small wedges of wood shaped like large door stops(we will refer to them as the wedges), they can be bought or easily trimmed by a wood worker, from a 4"x4" wood post 6" long and cut on a 45 degree angle on one side, a 1/2" drive breaker bar(heavy duty from Sears Auto Tools Dept) or the like, if not a set of 1/2" impact sockets then at least two common tire wheel lug sizes which are 3/4" and 13/16", these type sockets are made tough and can take a work out, a 48 oz. short handled heavy duty hammer, very important at least two cans of fix a flatNow that you have been introduced to an arrangement of neccessary tools and safety equipment to take along with you on a typical road trip in hopes to keep you and your vehicle from paying dissasterous road service fees and tremendous time lose on the road due to a flat tire, lets get started;Ok now if you experience a flat and notice (once you pull safely all the way over off to the shoulder of the road with your hazard flashers on) that the tire is losing air but doesn't really look in real bad shape, such as a condition tire folks call"run flat" which means the tire has been driving and supporting the vehicles weight with no air in it for a sustained distance, and the tire very noticably has damage all over its sides, etc., this is a typical flat tire that needs to come off, however if the tire appears rather good except for the fact it has or is losing air, get your fix a flat and safety googles out of the trunk with your light duty gloves, find the little black or chrome tire air valve located on the tire near the metal wheels edge, unscrew the little cap, read the directions on the fix a flat can, and install the contents according to the directions.In all cases of this being used they require you to put the screw cap back on the valve and cautiously take your car back onto the road, stay in the right lane with your warniog hazard flashers on and allow the foamy liquid to perform its chemical majic as you drive at the recommended speed on the directions.This should fix your flat without any fuss or muss, have the tire looked at at your next convience to be sure it is ok to drive on it any further.That was relatively easy and thank godness for Fix A Flat, the next type of flat tire however requires a bit more thought and work.I am going to cover first the proper way to jack up your vehicle in the event the tire has to come off for the spare to be installed.

First, spull to safety, put your hazard flashers on whether its day or night, look for an area that the ground looks pretty level.

Secondly, open your trunk and leave it open, remove your spare tire and all the neccessary tools you will need to change the tire.

Third, using your breaker bar and the proper impact socket attempt to loosen(but dont remove) the tire nuts on the flat tire, if a tire lug wont come loose, getb the 48 oz. hammer and the impact socket that fits the wheel lug and hit it with a sharp firm blow, be certain you have on the eye protection as hitting steel against steel can cause some steel fragments to fly you don't want your eye to be the reciever of such, after you hit it the nut should turn loose, remeber you are only turning them about 1/2 turn loose you don't remove them until the tire is jacked up and off the ground(doing this helps prevent the car from falling off the jack had you jacked it first then applied all sorts of tugging etc on the tight lug nuts).

Fourth, place the wedges in front of and behind one of the tires on the opposite side of the car, this will eliminate the possibility of the car sliding forward or backwards off the jack once it is jacked up.
Find a secure flat firm welded frame area to place the floor jack under, or if using the original scissor jack be sure you are also using it in a firm jacking location(most scissor jacks have a notch put in the under side of the vehicle that allows the jack to fit into the channel securely) once found and level jack the car's tire off the ground, install the jack stands under the vehicle in a firm body frame sort of area to prevent the car from falling off the jack you can never be too safe.

Fifth, install the spare tire on the vehicle and while it is on the jack, start threading the wheel lug nuts onto the appropriate wheel studs, use your wrench and socket to get the nuts down only slightly tight.

Sixth, remove the jack stand or stands depending on how secure you felt about using one or two, lower the jack, once the tire is firmly touching the ground, continue to tighten the remaining wheel lug nuts one at a time until they feel good and firmly tight.

Seventh, remove the wedges from the wedged tire on the other side of the vehicle, remove the jack, put everything back into the trunk including the flat tire. Happy Motoring!!!

on Jun 08, 2010 | Chevrolet Camaro Cars & Trucks

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Flat front tire


you probably have alloy wheels. take rubber headed hammer and hit one side of the wheel, be careful because the wheel could hit you when it comes off.

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I am on the side of the road with a flat front left tire. I have jacked up the truck removed the lugs but cannot get the tire to come off. Did I miss astep? This thing has that TPM thing does that make a...


you may have a bit of corrosion on the wheel making it stick to the hub. put the lug nuts back on but leave them 2 turns loose. then lower the car to the ground. turn the wheel left and right to help break it loose. Raise car back up and remove the lug nuts.

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Cannot remove front right tire for a flat


This is not uncommon. Rust builds up around the hub where the wheel meets and rides. Take your spare wheel/tire and with the lug nuts removed, hit it from the back side as hard as you can while turning it with every hit. It will come loose!! Then when you get a chance, remove each wheel independantly and put "Anti seize" around all of the hub areas. Never again will your wheel stick.

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Hi my name is Tom and I am here to help you.

By changing the spare tire, I am going to assume that you mean changing a flat tire using the spare tire. If I am mistaken please advise.

Locate the area where the spare tire and jack are located. You should see a lug wrench. This would be a X shaped device with closed sockets. Find the correct lug size needed for the Caravan. Loosen the lugs by turning the wrench counter clock wise. A little reminder is (lefty loosey, righty tightey)

After the lugs are loose, jack the car up using the jack provided. Near each wheel is notches which show you where to place the jack. Do not jack any further then you need to lift the car up. Keep in mind that an inflated tire is larger than a deflated.

Remove all the lug nuts and replace the flat tire with a good one. Put the lugs back on and hand tighten.
Lower the car and tighten the lug nuts firmly.

The only thing I believe I left out was removing the wheel covers. You should find in a packet with the jack a device to unlock the wheel cover. I can not tell you what it is because each car is unique.

I trust this is detailed enough for you. If not, please feel free to contact me and I will answer any questions you might have.

Please take the time to rank the information I gave you and how helpful it was. This will help me to do a better job for you and other to follow.

TomE

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Hi:
The rims can get stuck on the wheel hub , and often need a little persuasion to get them loose! If you can jack up your car, and preferably put a jack stand or something solid under the car, other than the car jack, then you can work on getting the tire loose. I have put a piece of wood up against the back side of my wheel assembly, and hit it with a large hammer, then jiggled the whole assembly side to side till it broke loose....just protect the rim and tire to keep from hitting directly on them.

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it seized on the hub is all. lay on side, kick with the back of you heel without laying under vehicle. thread on a lug a few turns so it doesnt take off. be carful! make sure its hoisted safely with a block or stand for back up

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