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Nov 24, 11:45am - #62725 
need an answer fast

i can't take the front wheels off my car. they're stuck on, does any one know to get them off. i've been trying to take them off for the past 30 mins and i need an answer asap.

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Nov 24, 11:46am - #62726 
get a air socket thumbsup

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Nov 24, 11:48am - #62727 
i already took off the lug nutts, those came off easily, but the wheel still wont come off angry

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Nov 24, 11:50am - #62728 
huh??????? i've never heard of that...kick it!!! grin

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Nov 24, 11:53am - #62729 
ive already tried that grin i tried pulling really hard and it still wont come off, im afraid that if i pull too hard the car will fall off the jack stand. i didnt have a problem taking the rear off, so i dunno what gives

ps. it's the stock 15" alloy wheels that im having the problem with

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Nov 24, 11:56am - #62730 
WTF???????? could it be rusted on??????? theres nothing else holding it on ...i have no clue man confused confused

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Nov 24, 11:58am - #62731 
take a can of WD40 and spray it into the holes where the wheel attaches and spray some in between the wheel/rotor

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Nov 24, 11:59am - #62732 
i dunno if it's rust, they have only been on my car for a couple of days, i only put them on because i went up north and it was snowing. now im trying to put my regular wheels on, so i may have to go postal on them. lol, this has never happend to me and ive never heard of any one having the same problem.

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Nov 24, 12:00pm - #62733 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
take a can of WD40 and spray it into the holes where the wheel attaches and spray some in between the wheel/rotor

viola!

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Nov 24, 12:02pm - #62734 
U might have tightened them down wrong and it is stuck on one of the threads of the stud thumbsdown just gonna take a lot of messing with

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Nov 24, 12:05pm - #62735 
that happened to me when i was painting my calipers...it was late at night and i was tired, so i just put the lugs back on and went to bed. when i came back the next day, they came off easily. i dont know what caused it, but you may want to try tightening the lugs back down and taking em off again. i thought maybe the wheel was gettin hooked up on the threads.

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Nov 24, 12:49pm - #62736 
First off do you have hub centrics on your hub's (a little aluminum ring used for after market wheels) if so that's what it's hangin up on. I have a wheel that always hangs up on me here's what I do, Leave 2 lug nut's on screwed a turn or two then get a piece of wood and put it against the wheel on the inside (under the car) and hit the wood with a hammer and it should pop right off and the lug nut's will keep it from fallin off and screwin up the rim.


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Nov 24, 1:46pm - #62737 
2 things you can do. kick the wheel carefully. it might come out.

anotehr thing you might want to do is lower the jack slowly and put some weight on the wheel and then raise it back off and see if the wheel comes off.

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Nov 24, 2:30pm - #62738 
I've had this happen a coulple of times. The aluminum somehow gets fused together, nothing bad of course it happens to a lot of people with aluminum wheels. Just do what what CID498 said but you might need like a small sledgehammer. The last time this happened to me a very stout friend of mine kick them from and angle near the bottom of the wheel and they came right off this was on just a single jack. Good luck and be careful.

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Nov 24, 2:40pm - #62739 
that is really weird.


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Nov 24, 2:53pm - #62740 
And yet "it happened".


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Nov 25, 2:04am - #62741 
I ended up taking the car to the tire place where i bought my yoko's and had them take off the wheels. They were just stuck, so they kicked the wheels from the inside and they popped right off. Did i mention that it was free too grin they were gonna charge me $10, but since they still remember me from jan when i bought my tires from them, they ended up doing it for free. while i was waiting i noticed one of the guys looking underneath the rear of the car, i dunno if he was looking at the exhaust or at the coilovers, but he was talking with another guy. i guess he was amazed that some one in this town actually buys high quality parts 'cuz most of the cars he are rice i dunno, i just thought that it was funny that the guy was checking my car out. it feels kind of weird getting compliments when in my eyes my car is still stock spineyes

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Nov 25, 2:58am - #62742 
See how easy that was, now you know.


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