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Old 03-26-2005, 12:58 PM   #1
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Help!!! Wheel Locks???

Hello Everyone!

OK my rear brake pads are squeeking already i go 28K on my car and I dont like the sound so I buy the pads for the front and back and I'm ready to start. car jacked up from the rear driver side and I remove the 4 wheel nuts and I pull on the wheel to take it off... It's STUCK!!!! It wont budge at all...well my dad comes over and says whats going on with you wheel...why wont it come off...so anyways typical mexican thing to do my dad gets a screw driver and hammer and starts banging at it trying to pry it loose....ok to make a long story short...do our SVT have wheel locks that I dont know about??? and If they do where the hell do i find it to unlock it??? or am i screwed and have to take it into Ford to change my pads....???

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Old 03-26-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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Moving to "Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension"....

Nope, no wheel locks.
My guess, the wheel is "stuck" to the hub.
This is a pretty common occurence.
Spray a little liquid wrench or PB blaster between the wheel and hub, and let it sit a bit.
Then, use a SOFT hammer and tap the wheel out at the top/bottom....front/back.

When you reinstall the wheel, put a little anti seize compound in the wheel bore.

There's some more procedures for removing "stuck" wheels in this thread...>>>Clicky
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you can also use the tire iron and pry it from the back side, i had this happen to me becuase we get snow here in Canada and i guess it rusted and stuck to the hub, but i used the tire iron and pryed it from the back of the tire and it worked like a charm, took a little mussel.
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you can also use the tire iron and pry it from the back side
YOUR CRAZY MY MAN!!!! A METAL TIRE IRON ON YOUR RIMS!?!?!?! so how much did you bend or scratch them up?

stick with on lug nut on a stud and hit the wheel with a rubber mallet or hit the tire with a sledge. MAKE SURE YOUR CAR IS STABLIZED!!
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Thank you everyone for the info I already took care of the rear pads now just need to find time to put the front ones.
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I think our wheels bend too easy also, maybe deform them a little to where they can't come off as easy...
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