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Wheel removal
« on: May 02, 2016, 07:32:04 PM »
Pulled an old one out of the weeds that had been sitting for years with non-stock aluminum wheels.  Lug nuts easy.  Can't get the rear wheel off!  May have a spacer in there.  Soaking everything that I could spray right now.  Any suggestions?  Don't want to hurt the wheels. 
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Re: Wheel removal
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 08:35:53 PM »
I sit on the ground, facing the wheel and kick my legs outward at the edge of the tire. You could also try rolling a loose wheel/tire into the same area (but watch that you don't hit the body). Basically you need a strong force and the leverage there of (why you hit the outer edge of the tire) to jolt the wheel loose. Do this at your own risk.

 My wife had a Dodge Intrepid and every 5K miles that I rotated the tires I had to"kick" them loose. The steel and aluminum seems to super glue themselves together quite well.