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How to get wheel off?

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#1 OFFLINE   ScooterMaxiJim

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:04 PM

I have a flat in passenger front due to a tire sidewall gash - so sealant isn't an option. Used a jack to raise the car, now with lug nuts off see that the wheel and brake system is integrated such that it doesn't just pop off. Is there a secret lever somewhere, or am I going to have to get a tow?









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#2 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:14 PM

Wheel is just "stuck" to the wheel hub.  Watch videos on youtube on various ways to free the stuck wheel.  


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#3 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:39 PM

Wheel is just "stuck" to the wheel hub.  Watch videos on youtube on various ways to free the stuck wheel.  

 

My personal favorite is a kick, though with the tire deflated that would be less effective.


Edited by obob, 14 June 2017 - 12:41 PM.


#4 OFFLINE   ScooterMaxiJim

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

I have a flat in passenger front due to a tire sidewall gash - so sealant isn't an option. Used a jack to raise the car, now with lug nuts off see that the wheel and brake system is integrated such that it doesn't just pop off. Is there a secret lever somewhere, or am I going to have to get a tow?

 

Plus 3 hit the nail on the head! Nice mallet on the tire sidewall with a piece of 2x4 would have been best, but lowering the jack put enough stress on it to get an unfreeze pop. Wheel is on its way to the shop for tire replacement.



#5 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:01 AM

First, I try sitting on the floor and give a two feet kick to the tire.  If that doesn't work, I've also lowered my floor jack to pop the wheel off.  

 

To prevent seizing of the wheel to the hub, I have put anti-seize on the hub. 


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