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#1 02-10-2012 17:17:12

chuck
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Registered: 10-22-2008
Posts: 66

Stuck Wheel

I am trying to do the brakes on my toyota corolla. I have a stuck wheel. Anyone have any good tricks??

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02-10-2012 17:17:12

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#2 02-10-2012 17:17:38

stevil
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Registered: 04-29-2009
Posts: 213

Re: Stuck Wheel

As in rusted on?  Loosen it up with a dead blow hammer

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#3 02-10-2012 17:21:49

danny
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Registered: 04-11-2009
Posts: 34

Re: Stuck Wheel

I agree with Steve.  One of the rims was stuck on our XJ the first time I rotated the tires so that's how I got it off.  Then I took my Dremel grinder and went around the hub area of the rim to provide a bit more clearance plus cleaned the rust off the hub.  That has been over 10 years ago.  No sticking since.  I had to do the same thing to my Ranger.  No problem on that one either since gindingin just a bit of clearance.

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#4 02-10-2012 19:10:12

chuck
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Registered: 10-22-2008
Posts: 66

Re: Stuck Wheel

Got the tire off finally.

I sprayed some "rust buster" on it and left if sit for a few hours while I did some other stuff to the car. Two whacks with a mallet and it popped off.

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#5 02-10-2012 21:52:22

danny
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Re: Stuck Wheel

Congrats!  The world is at peace again.

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#6 02-10-2012 21:52:52

chuck
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Registered: 10-22-2008
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Re: Stuck Wheel

Its amazing how stuff like that can be frustrating. 

I had a broke bolt once that ruined my entire week

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