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After removing the front lug nuts and small center nut , i am not able to remove the wheel and tire


in past experience I've seen the center of the wheel actually rust or just from normal road grime stick to the hub I had to kick the outer edge of the rim if that don't get it loose dictating on the kind of rim you have can use a pies of wood so you don't damage the rim but put the wood against outer edge of rim and hit it with a hammer will have to go back n forth from left to right side of wheel but it will come loose

please keep in mind this only works if all lug nuts are indeed off the center nut you was talking about does not hold the rim in place it hold the axel tight in the hub, which I am assuming you have a front wheel drive vehicle due to your question

Aug 30, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Rear end moving side to side


Hi Anonymous, once knew a girl that did that, but back to your issue, you either have a loose axel, extremely low air pressure in the rear tire, your wheel spokes are extremely loose, bent rear wheel rim or your neck bearings are to tight, Good luck

Feb 04, 2014 | 2001 Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard

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Remove axle


if you need to remove the axle from the spindle side then you need to take the axle nut off which you have to remove the rim n tire and it will be dead center approx 1in size nut or bigger not sure exact size

second have to remove the nut on the lower ball joint n seperate the lower control arm and strut. will need a ball joint fork which you can get at any parts store and a pry bar to push down on control arm once ball joint is broken loose to seperate the strut. this will allow you to push the axle back troungh the spindle to remove it.

last but not least where the axel goes in to the transmission you will need a small pry bar to pop it out from transmission. jus put it between axle n transmission and apply pressure till it comes out. the axel has a oring style clip which holds it in place so not able to pull it out by hand. caution when you pull the axel it will leak out some fluid so make sure you have a drain pan .

to install jus follow the process backward jus make sure the axel pops back in place securely other wise when you go to drive it you risk it poping out. good luck n hope this helps you

Jul 12, 2012 | 2000 Hyundai Elantra

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I just god a new tire, tube, rim and spokes. Except i dont know how to install the spokes! How do i install spokes through the holes and to the rim? What is the correct order to put them in? What direction...


Thank you for the inquiry.
This is one of those projects in life that best requires special tools (Spoke Jig) and a lot of patience. I also recommend a couple of good quality spoke wrenches. The one that comes with your tool kit usually is for general emergency spoke tightening and minimal maintenance. Even at the shops there is not to many people that know how to do this well. It's time consuming and shop labor is expensive.
That being said here goes:
To get started you will need to know a couple of things:
  1. Spoke lacing pattern
  2. Rear sprocket/hub alignment position. (Chain must run true from front primary sprocket) this applies only if this is a rear wheel.
I've posted a link to some helpful pictures of wheel lacing on various bikes to give you a few tips and pointers. http://www.rcycle.com/wheellacing.html
Look at the spoke pattern on your other wheel to determine the direction to push the spokes through and determine the spacing pattern for the short or long spokes.
1) Lay the hub flat on a bench and install the spokes loosely in correct pattern. 2) Lay the rim over the spokes and push them through. Spoke direction corresponds to the receiving angle on the rim. Important to get started correctly than alternate. 3) Thumb tighten a couple of the nuts/ferrels loosely to hold rim in position. 4) Tighten nuts according to get the hub centered as best as possible (just to temporarily hold) 5) You can build a fixture with a couple of 2 x 4s as shown in the illustration or carefully clamp the bikes axel in a vice, not to damage the threads or pinch the axel nut.Horizontal position. 6) You will need to clamp a coat hanger or a heavy piece of wire to something solidly fixed to act as a reference guide. 7) Tighten spokes first for correct up/down centering then for left/right centering. 8) UP and Down: Position your gauge wire close to the top/front of the rim and rotate. Finger tighten and loosen the spoke nuts until you get the wheel running true for up/down motion. Keep going around and redoing until you get it as perfect as you can finger tight only. 9) Move you wire gauge to the side of the rim and repeat process. The front rim has a disc brake position to align for (not to critical) and the rear rim has a critical sprocket position to maintain. You will have to measure the sprocket offset to get it correct. Chain must run true. 10) Spin the rim on the axel for reference and Keep going around and tightening and loosening the spokes until you get the side alignment running true. May take a while and many spins. 11) Once you get the rim running true for both wobble and run out you are ready to slowly start tightening the spoke nuts with your spoke wrench's. Take you time and keep tightening in tiny amounts until you get tight and true. Tap the spokes as you go and listen for tension. 12) When you tap if you get a dull thunk - it's a little loose. If you get a ringing musical string sound you know you are tight and/or close depending on the amount of ring. Take your time.
Before you mount the tire be sure you mount the rim on the bike and run the axel in place to final check for front brake rotor alignment or real sprocket alignment. You may have to adjust.
I have always wrapped duct tape in the V-slot to hold the nuts and prevent spokes from coming up and puncturing the tube. Go around several times. Just maintain the groove so you can still have room to place the tire bead in to stretch for mounting.
Best wishes and good luck from a fellow biker/racer.
TF

Jun 03, 2011 | 2002 Yamaha TT-R 125

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At highway speeds, my 96 forester sometimes shakes. other times it doesn't, not temperature-related, (ice build up on 01 accord rims, same problem)


problem is inner axel shafts check to see if there is alot of grease at transmission where axels meet if there is you neeed to regrease inner axel shafts dont have to replace

Jan 13, 2011 | Subaru Forester Cars & Trucks

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My 2005 honda accord vibrates when accelerates between 60 to 70 miles or when step on the gas fast.


If it only does this going at speed and does not do it slower, The CV axels, and or, the tires are involved. With the car carefully suported on jackstands, A driver in the car ready to drive and stop. The parking brake on and the wheels chocked and if it did fall and move forward a few feet the car is parked and peaple out of the way. run the car and obserbe the tires and axels, rims, Hubcaps. Any parts that are out of round are posssibly bad. A tire coming apart is the most common problem but a rim bent or an axel worn out so the shaft movrs up and down when turning. Be careful testing as you can hiy speeds faster than you drive and the bad part could fly apart and break other parts or hurt you or others nearby.

Feb 21, 2010 | 2005 Honda Accord

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After removing the lug nuts and jacking up the car on a 2005 Honda Accord, is there any reason the tire will not just pull off the axel?


its just stuck from road grim most likly hit it from the back side with a sledge hammer it should come right off

Nov 28, 2009 | 2005 Honda Accord

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Hi i have an 1985 s10 blazer v6 2.8l and i have 22's wire spoke rims on it since i installed the 22's rims it has been running slow would the rims be the problem


Different size tires and rims will make a difference on how your speedometer works. In order to correct this, you will either have to change your tire size, have the gears in the rear axel changed, or put a different speedometer gear or adapter on the transmission.

Nov 07, 2009 | 1985 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

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