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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Help! Can't get the wheels off my F150!

Ok guys I bought a 1994 2WD F150 last week for 620 bucks. The body is in good shape but the underside is completely rusted out and needs a lot of work. But anyway I cannot get the damn front wheels off no matter what I do! I've tried everything from a torch to soaking the rims with WD40 and beating the hell out of them with a 20lb sledge hammer for 3 days straight and nothing works. I just have no idea what do at this point. Any ideas???

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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:22 PM   #2
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get a breaker bar and a 6 foot piece of pipe. put the pipe over the breaker bar and go to the very end of the pipe and sit on it or stand on it or do whatever. Leverage is your friend.

**edit** If you are talking about the lug nuts, then try what I said, otherwise disregard.

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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #3
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large pry bar. works every time
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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #4
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can't get the lug nuts off or just the wheel off the hub? hook a strap to the wheel and pull on it with a truck if all else fails...lol
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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:49 PM   #5
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loosen the lug nuts and take it for a drive around the house. Works every time.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:57 PM   #6
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loosen the lug nuts and take it for a drive around the house. Works every time.
Did this before on a E150. Hit every pot hole you can find. And drive safely You'll have the wheels off in no time.
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loosen the lug nuts and take it for a drive around the house. Works every time.
Already tried that and it didn't work. This is crazy lol. I've had 2 other people (1 a mechanic) try to take the wheels off and the damn things just won't give.

And no guys, its not the lug nuts, its the rim thats rusted onto to the rotor.

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Already tried that and it didn't work. This is crazy lol. I've had 2 other people (1 a mechanic) try to take the wheels off and the damn things just won't give.

And no guys, its not the lug nuts, its the rim thats rusted onto to the rotor.
you didn't drive fast enough

But please be carful when doing this as to not fukc anything else up.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #9
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Already tried that and it didn't work. This is crazy lol. I've had 2 other people (1 a mechanic) try to take the wheels off and the damn things just won't give.

And no guys, its not the lug nuts, its the rim thats rusted onto to the rotor.
If your really desperate let the air out of the tires and cut the rims in half.
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my uncle had a super duty and the aluminum wheels seized on the steel hubs. we used a bottle jack between frame and wheel to hold pressure then beat with sledge. i've also seen people hook a strap around the tire and rip it off with another truck!
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Old August 4th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #11
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I had a hard time getting a rim off a car once. I beat the sidewall of the tire with a sledge hammer, soaked the rims with WD-40 with no luck. Then I ended up getting it off with a big gear puller. It worked perfect surprisingly..
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Old August 4th, 2009, 10:19 PM   #12
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worst case I ever ran into was on a dually rear with aluminum wheels....ended up using a port-a-power between the wheels to get the first one off, then I cleaned everything up, coated it with anti-sieze, and bolted a spare steel wheel on to that side to press against to get the other side off...and didnt damage anything in the process.

if you dont have a port-a-power available, then use a bottle jack and a long section of pipe or tubing, but do something to make sure it cant shoot out from under the truck, it could get dangerous in a hurry
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I had a hard time getting a rim off a car once. I beat the sidewall of the tire with a sledge hammer, soaked the rims with WD-40 with no luck. Then I ended up getting it off with a big gear puller. It worked perfect surprisingly..
Hmmm a gear puller would probably work. Where can you get them at?
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Old August 6th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #14
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I had the same problem on a full size blazer. I just loosened the lugnuts till they were flush with the end of the studs and went out and whipped a few doughnuts.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #15
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They will come loose!
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Old August 7th, 2009, 10:53 AM   #16
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How many times have you heated and cooled them. I did it a few times and eventually broke mine loose after a couple of nights. Just don't overheat and cook the bearings etc..
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Old August 14th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #17
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Take 3 lug nuts off, and loosen two of them just loose enough that when the rims pops off the hub, you will keep the tire on safely. Do the nascar tire warm up of quick left and quick right while driving in a straight line, it will come off.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #18
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Yeah, it is not the driving aroung that breaks them loose. D-Rs and R-Ds break them loose quick.
Loosen all the nuts, bring the RPMs up to ubout 3000 and drop it in gear.
If you die from the driveshaft coming through the floor remember, I didn't tell you to do this. LOL.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #19
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how about some heat? Torch the studs till there red. Works on other suff.

Edit: Never mind just noticed you tried the torch.

How about torching the studs then using a bottle jack like suggested about to but some reverse pressure?
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