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11-10-2012 03:24 PM
bringler26 Another thing that can be done is loosen the lugs and then lower the car and roll it a little in the driveway prolly slow. I usually use the big hammer and wood type method.
11-10-2012 02:41 AM
sailor Hammer defined:

That thing you remember too late you SHOULD have used INSTEAD of your aching hand/foot/toe etc..
11-09-2012 11:20 PM
mikebontoft yes plastic dead blow hammer... not rubber mallet. derp
11-09-2012 09:32 PM
sailor This is why I always slather the mating surfaces (especially the hub center) with never-seize.

SOME have been bad enough to need a LARGE sledge hammer to get off....

Plastic dead blow hammer is my usual trick, but that doesn't always do it!

Add salt water to the dissimilar metals and you get a LOT of corrosion (that white stuff caked on from the aluminum corroding) - what a PITA!
11-09-2012 07:33 AM
mikebontoft note to anyone that ever has this problem with German cars or anything else that uses lug studs instead of lug nuts. LEAVE ONE IN when you're doing this.

I was working on a customers vehicle, an older Jetta and the passenger rear was stuck. this was on a lift and the wheels were about face level to me. I took a rubber mallet to the bottom front of the tire and the stupid thing flew off the hub... but for some reason my reflexes kicked in and I reached around as it flew off the hub. I ended up grabbing the face of the wheel assembly with my left hand twisted all the way around. it hurt a little bit... but I saved it and looked badass in the process. haha.
11-09-2012 04:54 AM
Mitch1989 Sounds like you need to put your purse down...LOL

All kidding aside, I think your question has been answered. Just hit it pretty hard on the inside towards the out w/ a rubber mallet or lay a 2x4 piece diagonal and hit it.
11-09-2012 03:17 AM
sleepyboy Funny you mention that cause I did kick it one time in sandles and promptly went and grabbed a hammer and some wood after that lol
11-09-2012 03:08 AM
mikebontoft It is advisable to wear shoes when trying to kick your tire. I mention this because no one on the forum wears shoes ever.
11-09-2012 02:41 AM
sleepyboy
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I took fellow member Geezer's advice and started putting a little oil on a rag, and wiping the inside of the wheel hub to prevent it from sticking.


I pretty much did the same thing. After damn near break my foot trying to kick it off
11-09-2012 02:28 AM
mikebontoft pretty common... called galvanic corrosion and it occurs between two dissimilar metals. just kick the crap out of it lol.
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