|11-10-2012 02:24 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 01:41 AM|
That thing you remember too late you SHOULD have used INSTEAD of your aching hand/foot/toe etc..
|11-09-2012 10:20 PM|
|mikebontoft||yes plastic dead blow hammer... not rubber mallet. derp|
|11-09-2012 08:32 PM|
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 06:33 AM|
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 03:54 AM|
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 02:17 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 02:08 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 01:41 AM|
I pretty much did the same thing. After damn near break my foot trying to kick it off
|11-09-2012 01:28 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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