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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-21-2010, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Removing the wheel

I just bought the 05 6s, and trying to change the rear brakes, but.
i cant get the stupid wheel of either side. i am i just stupid or is the wheel rusted to the rotor, and its a alloy wheel, but still, i have pulled, try to pry, hammered, and kicked the wheel, but the damn thing wont come off. This is stupid or i am stupid.
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Sometimes they are stubborn SOBs. Just kick harder; it'll come loose eventually.

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Dude alot of wheels do that. some of them need a serious wack. like Egierda said, Kick it harder, or hold a 2x4 on the back edge somehow and hit it with an Amish Hammer (mini SLEDGE).
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I know some wheels are stubborn to get off, but this is ridiculous, i was able to get one side off, had to hammer a screwdriver between the wheel and rotor,then tried on the other wheel, the screwdriver broke, so i bought a pry bar and will try tomorrow.
seriously if i had or flat on the side of the road, i couldnt change a flat.
i should put a spacer between the wheel and rotor, i think that is why my camaro has one.
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i went under the car and used a crow bar... it worked eventually. gotta love the rust on our cars...
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Anti-seize FTW.

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day two, the damn wheel is still not coming off!
why the hell would a person need to kick a wheel, hammer a wheel or pry a wheel just to change lets say a FLAT, my case a rear brakes, off a car????
Seriously, what kind of messed up design is this that enough rust builds up to prevent a person from changing a tire?
I have 20 years of working on cars, i am not a mechanic, but enough experience to say this is f...ed up.
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Lol. Yup, huge pain. My advice to you...anti-seize and more frequent tire rotations (or anything that involves removing the wheels).


As an absolute LAST resort you can throw the lugs back on but not torque them down and then let the car down SLOWLY on the jack until there is weight on the rear tire. It might be enough force to break the wheel away from the hub. DO NOT LET THE JACK COMPLETELY DOWN. This is just to try and wiggle the wheel loose. You can repeat this as necessary with the wheel in different positions to try and get it loose. I've never had to resort to something as drastic as this but it may work.

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See i have kinda of done that, but i let the damn car drop on the wheel with the lug nuts off and didnt do crap, see how drastic i have become.
What is this anti-seize your talking about. the car is new to me, have only owned in 3 weeks, so taking off theses wheels is my first time,
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Jesus...I've never heard of a case this bad. Normally they come off with a few swift kicks...


This is anti seize:

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