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Wheels stuck to hub...

ok so it was time to change my oil today and since its only been 3k since ive gotten my new tires put on i was going to rotate them... well i try to take my back driver side one off and its seized to the hub.... i hit the inside lip of the rim with a sledge, drove around for about 1/2 mile swerving with the lugs loosend, dumped half a car of PB blaster on it... nothing...


what else can i do to try and get them off? i was thinking a toarch should work but im out of the propain bottles...
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keep hittin it with the sledge. put a block of wood against the rim though. hit it hard and in multiple places around the rim. the corrosion around the hub can be nasty stuff.
pry bars also work well if you can fit one between the drum and the rim.
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sometimes there are little metal ring clips around the 2 or 3 of the lug nuts that you have to pull off with a pair of pliers. otherwise, i would jack it up lay down next to the wheel and bicycle kick the tire like you are a five year old and your big bully sister is after you with her lipstick toting friends.
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sometimes there are little metal ring clips around the 2 or 3 of the lug nuts that you have to pull off with a pair of pliers. otherwise, i would jack it up lay down next to the wheel and bicycle kick the tire like you are a five year old and your big bully sister is after you with her lipstick toting friends.
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do what he said but dont kick it off the jacks
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All i did with past tires that wont come off.....get under it and spin it.....as its spinning hit the tire with the sledge...not full swings, but opposite side hits will knock it loose....dont hit the rim or hub, you will mess it up...the tires just bounce the sledge off....dont use a crow bar either..

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pull it off with another truck or car, prob not the best idea in the world but it would be fun........
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^ it would come crashing off the jack stands and ruin my brakes... dont worrie, ive kicked this thing about a million times, hit it with a sledge about 2 million and tried it with a peice of wood... no rings that i know of because they arent on any of the other wheels...
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^ it would come crashing off the jack stands and ruin my brakes... dont worrie, ive kicked this thing about a million times, hit it with a sledge about 2 million and tried it with a peice of wood... no rings that i know of because they arent on any of the other wheels...
You are not kicking hard enough. You can ask the Michigan guys what it takes to get some off lol. I always stand with your back to the tire and hit the tire sidewall with the bottom of your foot. Think of it almost like you were getting kicked by a horse.
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ill try that way, but i wedged myself between my garage wall and the truck and kicked sitting down with my back against the wall and that didnt work
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the only retaining "rings" would be on the brakes, not the wheels
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^Yeah those are on the rotors / drums, not on the rims...
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kick it like it cheated on you with some man *****....ya thats an odd analogy but what ever lol
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Wow......definalty some funny posts. I hope none of you were serious!! LOL

Hit the tire, never the rim!! Rims should never be that seized.....get some antiseize on them if you get them off.

1 pointer though......NEVER EVER drive any vehicle with the wheel nuts loose. ESPECIALLY swerving around to try to "break" the rim free. Would have been a nasty mess if you snapped a lug.
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im going back on old school methods from when my dad was a mechanic... but the lugs arent half off.. theyre just back off maybe 2 turns so that it will break the seal, but still not come off the hub...


but the hubs are defintaly getting cleaned and coated with some type of grease...
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Never seize is what you want
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and if all else fails, pull on it with another car or truck and you wont have to worry about it coming off jacks if ya keep that junk on some cement blocks.......
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^ well were going to use a comealong now and attach it with some webbing though my rim and around my bball poll, put some tension on it and give it a smack and hope it comes off...

glad i have AAA too becaues i cant image if i got a flat on that tire...
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did u get it off?

we had this prob on my dads old truck which didnt wanna give up the wheel. after 4hrs, our mechanic told us to soak where the rim meets the caliper and then let it soak over night, so we did, next morning dad just tapped it and it fell off.
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havent tried yet... cold and rainy up here and i haev to do it outside so i can use the poll lol...
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