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Can not remove the rear tire.

We have done all of the normal things to remove the back tire but it looks like the center part of the rim is part on the drum or heat welded on. We have tried to hit it off with a sledge hammer but it will not move.

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    qtlwarez Sep 26, 2014

    just kick the top part of the tire and it will brake loss it some times stuck u might have to kick it a time or 2 to get it loss

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Assuming the lug nuts are removed and you have applied rust penetrating oil ? you might have to apply some heat with a acetylene torch then knock it with big hammer,,,

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