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Can't get the back tires off - 1990 Toyota Corolla

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  • john fisher
    john fisher May 31, 2010

    Are they rusted on? Are the lugs coming off? Are they special wheels? Tell us more what are you doing to try to get wheels off of the car?

  • darrolyn50 Jun 01, 2010

    hi, sorry i didn't think the question went thru. apparently the wheels are rusted or the metal has fused.yes, the lug nuts did come off. i talked to a mechanic and he said they would have to be pounded off with a plastic sledge hammer...he says it's a common problem. they aren't special wheels..they are regular ones that come on a 1990 toyota corolla station wagon. thanks for the quick reply. the site is strange tho..it looked like i had to pay to get an answer. thanks, darrolyn

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Not a big problem. If you hit hard on the tire not the rim it will come free.If you soak between rim and brake drum with rust buster it may just come off. If you can't find rust buster try liquid wrench. No special hammer needed just a big one. Don't miss and don't get hit by it when it bounces off the tire. I have removed many this way. Good luck

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