Hi, I'm trying to remove my front left wheel. the lug nuts are off and the car is jacked up enough so that I can spin the wheel. When I try to remove the wheel it won't budge. Do you have any suggestions?
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Hi, I hope I can help with this.
You should only have to remove the lug nuts and the wheel and tire will be removed. If you removed the center wheel nut then it sounds like you are trying to remove the brake rotor. To remove the wheel the 5 or 6 lug nuts need to be removed. To remove the rear spare tire there is a plastic cover to remove which then has a key hole (locks for security). You will need to unlock this as well.
Park the Dodge on a flat, level surface and engage the
parking brake. Put two wedges of wood in front of your front wheels and two
Put the jack under the back frame of the car and lift it up until the wheels are off
the ground. Slide the two jack stands underneath the car right under the axles,
one next to each wheel. Use the jack to lower the car onto the two jack
Loosen the lug nuts with the lug nut wrench, and remove the
lug nuts and the two back wheels.
Look for two bolts that are attached to the caliper. Remove
them with the adjustable wrench. Lift up the caliper and set it on the axle,
taking care not to let it fall and break.
Compress the brake pads which, in turn, will compress the
underlying piston. If they won't budge, use a C-clamp to compress them.
Open the spring clips by prying with a screwdriver and take
off the pads. And if the pads are stuck you can pry them off with the
screwdriver as well.
Rub a little bit of silicone grease onto the back of each new
pad and put the pads in the correct position. Put the spring clips back in place
to hold the pads in place.
Put the caliper back in place and tighten the bolts.
Reinstall the wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Lift up the car
a little with the jack and remove the jack stands. Lower the Dodge all the way
to the ground. Retighten the lug nuts.
Lift up the hood and look for the master cylinder's brake
fluid container on the driver's side of the car, closest to the driver. Top off
the brake fluid, if
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.
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.
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block wheel on opposing side to avoid rolling.loosen lug bolts on wheel using lug wrench. donot completely remove nuts. place jack at designated position on side of car. diagram should be on spare cover in trunk under carpet along with the appropriate tools.raise vehicle with jack just high enough to clear ground. remove nuts and flat tire and replace with spare. tightened lug nuts and lower jack. check nuts again for tightness.
Hello, open the hood locate your brake fluid take the top off, than you want to losen the lug nuts one the wheel enough so they turn by hand. Jack up the car high enough to get a jack stand under it and the wheel is off the ground. Once the car is supported securely remove the lug nuts and wheel. Once the wheel is removed remove the screw on the bottom of the brake caliper, remove the old pads. Rotate the caliper upward, using a C-clamp and a old brake pad push the piston back in the caliper. Position the old brake pad to cover the piston and the C-clamp in the center of the old brake pad and slowly turn till the piston is fully retracted in the caliper. Install the new pads, put the caliper back in position, put the caliper screw back in double check work. Once every thing looks ok put the wheel back on, only hand tighten the lug nuts, make sure the wheel is tighten evenly. Remove jack stand, lower the car tighten the lug nuts using a crossing pattern once that is done pump the brakes, till they get firm, after they get firm start the car pump the brakes a few more times. The fun part take it for a test ride but allow your self more than normal distance to stop.
The owners manual shows where to put the jack. I no manual sometimes there are illustrations where the jack is stored in its compartment. First loosen the lug nuts before you jack up the vehicle, prevents the tire from turning. After jacking up the vehicle finish removing the lug nuts then remove the tire. The spare tire on the door may have a locking lug nut which requires a key to unlock before removing the lug nuts. Key us usually on the ignition key ring. Remove the lug nuts and put tire on the drivers side. Tighten up the nuts on the wheel and after the car is let down from the jack, finish tightening the lug nuts.
jack up and add another support remove all but 1 lug the remaining lug nut loosen about 3/4 spray around center hub and around each lug nut with a lubricant wait 5 min get a piece of wood and a hammer or a big rubber mallet and start hitting around the back of the tire the wood and hammer ,the wood is to protect the rim hit the wood with hammer not directly on the tire could bend lip of rim should break loose from hub