06-17-2011, 01:42 PM
Hello everyone hope your summer is going well.i bought my son a 2003 focus zx3 it is a one owner 75000 mile car.here is my problem it had some bent wheel lips on two back tires they held air but looked ugly so i bought two new ones from an aftermarket company they look like originals but now i can't get them off to check the brakes i guess the center holes are a tad to small and the only place to put my suv floor jack is under the plate in center of rear axle.no place for jack stands that i can see and the car really rocks when i try to get the wheels off short of going to brake shop any ideas.thanks for listening,
06-17-2011, 01:53 PM
the pinch welds underneath the doors of the car is the lifting point for a jack or you can put them on the cross member
06-20-2011, 11:15 AM
thanks for the info DRUNKYODA.it turns out the back of the alloys stuck to the drums never had that happen.i thought the wheel studs were holding them on some how duh,"
06-20-2011, 11:35 AM
they are just rusted or whatever on there, spray some pb blaster on the wheel where it meets the hub. let it sit for a minute or two, then take a hammer and hit the rim (put a block of wood on the wheel so your hitting the wood, not the wheel) on the inner lip, then rotate the tire 60*, then hit again, and keep doing this, rotating the tire till it comes off. you can hit that sucker pretty darn hard too!