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The brakes are too tight and once pressed they do not loosen from the tire rim

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Check the return springs on the brake mechanism by the wheel. Lube the springs and cable (WD-40 is NOT a lubricant, do NOT use it on a bike). Also check to be sure the cable isn't twisted around anything or kinked.

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How do I remove the flat tire

Hi Frank:
- Block the diagonally opposite tire.
- Set the parking brake
- Put the transmission in Park or Low gear.
- Set the jack under the frame or body lift point.
- Jack up until tight against lift point
- Remove trim cover if present
- Use wheel nut wrench to loosen nuts. Do not remove nuts.
- Jack up until wheel off ground.
- Remove wheel nuts.
- Wheel should now be able to be removed. Sometimes they will need a kick to loosen them. If still stuck, reply as a COMMENT to this e-mail and I'll give you some other hints.
If you want to remove the tire from the rim, click on this youtube link.

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How do you get the tire off a 2005 Dakota once the lug nuts have all been taken off.

Hi Richard:
These can be a PITA!
The diameter of the centre of the wheel can be a nasty tight fit.
Here's a couple of techniques:
- Old brute force trick......... use spare tire as "pendulum" hammer and smack the stuck tire... front.back.front.back
- If front tire, turn all the way to side being removed.... but block of wood between rim and frame.... turn back against rim.
- Put lug nuts back on leave slack. Lower vehicle back to ground and drive slowly forward and back. If front tire, turn back and forth.
Sometimes this will loosen them
- If rear tire, slide 4X4 across from under vehicle. block so it is against rim, then smack 4X4 with LARGE sledge hammer.
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The back tire is wont turn...

There are a number things that could cause your problem.

First place start is with the rim. Is the rim (wheel) true (straight), if it is bent it could have the tire or brake rubbing. If that is the problem you need to true or straighten or have the rim straightened.

2nd place to go is are the brakes too tight? If so adjust brakes.

3rd place to go could be a seriouse problem. Is the axle frozen. To test you will have to take the wheel off the bike. With the wheel loose from the bike see if the axle will turn if not try to loosen the bearing lock nut just a very little (like 1/8 of a turn) did it free up the axle or does the axle bind a little but still turn smoothly? If so Loosen the lock nut a little more. Just enough that the wheel will allow the axle to spin freely but not so loose as to allow the wheel to wobble sideways at all. If the axle turns and grinds and clunks your bearings likely need to be replaced and or greased. Do not just squirt oil into the bearings it is too light and will not last.

I hope this helped, good luck!

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two bolts...probably 5/8th socket size need to be loosened to almost off the end of the axle. You will have to release the brake either at the brake grip witch could be a quick release that pushes to the side or at the back brake itself by squeezing the brakes in with your hand and removing the cable. Push the wheel forward and down while pulling the derailer out of the way (extend it backward). Once the wheel is out a tire removal kit works the best (if careful two flat blade screwdrivers work) to not damage the rim, tube further or the tire itself. Position one screwdriver in between the tire and the rim, catch the edge of the tire and pry it outside of the rim (they are pliable so don't worry about damaging). Keep the first driver in place and grab onto a second position on the tire and pry it the same way about 8 inches away from the first. Remove the whole tire on one half and remove the tube. Replace or patch the tube and put back together.

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How to remove back tire to replace tire

Not much info to go on so I am going to make some assumptions. That is that you have hand brakes and multiple speeds so that you have several sprockets on the rear.

1. Take a pic or draw one on how the chain is run so that you can put it back the same way.
2. You will need to loosen the cable that operates the rear brakes to allow the jaws of the brakes to open all the way so that the tire will fit thru them.
3. Loosen the nuts on both ends of the rear axle.
4. Begin slipping the axle out of the slots in the frame and as you do that you will have to remove the chain from the sprockets. While doing that notice that the chain is on the inside of the frame so that when you are ready to replace the rear wheel, you will need to put the chain on the sprocket BEFORE you position the wheel in the frame and the axle in the slots on each side.

If you have another bike similar or a digital camera, the other bike or a good photo will be very helpful when putting the chain back on and the wheel in place.

Tools needed- appropriate wrenches- a small and medium crescent wrench would be ideal as you may have metric size nuts and not have the correct open wrenches.

Once the wheel is removed you will need to let ALL of the air from the tube to give the maximum flexibility to work with the tire. Use a medium blade screw driver to pry the tire over the edge of the rim. Once you have about 6 inches over the edge of the rim you can do the rest by hand. Now that the tire is half off do the same process for the other side of the tire.

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Took bolts off rear tires on my impala 2009 and tires wont come off

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put two of the lug nuts on hand tight and from the back of the rim hit it a couple good times with a rubber mallet make sure its a rubber not steel you will bend rim or possible have tire blow up in your face while tryin

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