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The left rear tire of my (1999) 9.3 seems stuck after jacking and removing the bolts. What to do?

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Kick it until it comes off. Its a aluminum wheel and it's corroded to the steel hub. Just kick the tire. When you reinstall use nev-seize around the hub where the rim rides

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Take a hammer and a block of wood. Place the block of wood against the rim of your wheel and tap it with the hammer. Do this on the top of the wheel and then the bottom. Alternate between top and bottom, it will come free. The block of wood will prevent the rim from being damaged.

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