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Is there a locko the front wheel. Was trying to change tire, got the nuts off, but the wheel would not move forward.

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YOU WILL HAVE TO KICK TIRE SIDE WALL TO KNOCK IT A LOOSE.MAKE SURE VECHICLE FRONT TIRE IN AIR NOT TOUCHING GROUND IF SO CAR WEIGHT HOLDING TIRE IN PLACE.APPLY REAR EMERGENCY BRAKE AND BLOCK THE BACK WHEELS TO KEEP VECHICLE FROM MOVING WHEN IT RAISED UP.

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Try hitting the inside of the tire with a hammer. the bigger the better. What happens is the wheel will rust if steel or corrode if aluminum an bind up on the lip of the hub. Thats the part that sticks through the very center of wheel. If you can safely do it you can also try to kick the inside of the tire with your foot. I wouldn't try it unless the vehicle was supported by at least a jack stand an jack.

If all else fail you can put the lug nuts on loosely, lower the car, and drive it back and forth slowly until the wheel "falls" off. Then you can jack it up and finish changing the tire.

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Changing the wheel/tire on this vehicle is not significantly different from any other car or truck.

You will need to first pop off the center cap if you have one so that you have a clear shot at the wheel lugs.
Use your tire iron or a 21mm socket and breaker bar to loosen all lug nuts 1-2 turns.
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These can be a PITA!
The diameter of the centre of the wheel can be a nasty tight fit.
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Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
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