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1997 geo metro

Wondering if there is a lock on the tire in order to remove it. The nuts have been removed, but the tire won't budge.

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    Are you removing tire from rim,(wheel)?
    or removing the wheel from the hub ?
    front or rear?
    my guess, is wheel off rusty hub....



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It's just seized on the hub from heat and exposure to the elements. You can either kick the snot out of the tire itself (kick it at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock positions), repeatedly until it comes off, or hold a piece of a 2x4 against the tire and hit it with a mallet - hard. Don't hit the wheel, just the tire. Hitting the wheel may dent it, but hitting the tire (or kicking it) won't hurt it. Beat it like that and it'll come off.

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    best answer.!


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Spray around lugs /center hub/and try to where backing of rim comes into contact with hub -rust and road grime have rim semi fused to hub than use a mallet on rim tap areas that were sprayed and smack on tire from front than behind

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If say those tires. omg 18 years old
the factory puts on , Tinnerman clips. they aid fast assembly at the plant.
they are flat rectangle clips. if see just force them off and trash them.
or you have a rust issue.
no clips, it's rust. if rust ,one kick of foot and bam its off, if foot weak, a short 4x4 works too.
with a force of say chopping wood to tire side.

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Actually there is another lug in the middle under a flat disc holding the tire on

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  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2015

    it's a wheel not at tire.
    tires skin off rim/wheels.
    the OP is removing the wheel/tire assembly.
    not removing hubs.
    the car did have tinnerman nuts day 1.
    ive owned, 4 suzuki's some near new.

    do not do the methods using other moving vehicles to snatchh off a rim.
    dont. nor drive with loose lug nuts

    use pen oil. at hub edge. or behind rim center
    then hit tire with 4x4 wood post.
    or rich buy a dead blow hammer.
    HF has them for like a whole $5

    but look for those tinnerman clips
    found on all new suzuki/geos. day one.
    my 96 had them due to PO thinking they are important. (they are in the trash heap)

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    tinnerman nuts, only on new cars. but found when others think it was cute to have later.

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2015

    rust happens, and for sure in the salt belt.
    wiki that,,,, if don't know it.
    but not here, we don't rust down here, cars last for ever (serviced) here.


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