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Old September 17th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #1
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Wheel stuck to hub...at a loss on what to do

Working on my wifes 98 4runner i got 3wheels off cant get drivers front to budge.

!st attempt was to soak it in pb blaster then beat tire with 8lb sludge hammer inside and outside..Didnt work.

2nd attempt was break lugnuts loose drive around parking lot stabbing the brakes...Didnt work

3rd attempt was Beat Rim (al alloy) with sludge hammer ...Didnt work

4.th attempt was a hail mary and we tried using shops forklift weight to budge wheel .All that did was knock toyota off jacks lol .

Gave up took it too discount tire and they couldnt remove it either....


So im at a loss on what to do...I dont care about the rim but would like to save tire since there only 3months old..

any help would be appreciated..
Rim is aluminum to a cast hub if that helps
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Old September 17th, 2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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BFH(big fukcing hammer) hit the tire
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Old September 17th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #3
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Old September 17th, 2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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x2, but may make difficult to save the tire. Rust buildup between the two metals will make a barrier so it will be difficult to burn the hub.

If not, apply generous heat and beat with hammer.

But I skipped the first question, does it HAVE to come off?
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Old September 17th, 2011, 10:07 AM   #5
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soak in wd40 over nite loosen lugs drive in tight circle fast worked for me a few times
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Old September 17th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #6
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discount is pussys...if you have a commercial tire shop there (one that works on semi-trucks)j take it there...
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Old September 17th, 2011, 10:16 AM   #7
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discount is pussys...if you have a commercial tire shop there (one that works on semi-trucks)j take it there...
Ill gve that a try

The reason i want the tire off is incase i got a flat.I have a fullsize spare also new on a factory rim...But shit i cant break the old wheel loose...

The guys that said heat ...do i heat the rim till it turns orange?...or just hot?.....Bigchevy should i just beat it harder?...lol sore already
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Old September 17th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #8
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Big truck shops deal alot with that...they'll get it with no damage to anything...alum wheels on semis are notorious for acting like someone welded the damn things on...just a little heat should do the trick...your pb blaster might flame up a little though
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Old September 17th, 2011, 10:42 AM   #9
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We come across this sometimes at work. All we do is take out 12lb sledge hammer and hit the tire as hard as possible from the back side. It usually only takes one hit if not two will have it off.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 10:47 AM   #10
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i work on semis and the tires get stuck on real bad sometimes. Especially on the freightliners. We use a lot of pb and a big sledge hammer. Like 15lbs or greater. Beat it from the back side. We also used a chain hooked to a forklift and jerked the wheel off. That worked because it was a rear and we left the other 6 tires on the rear.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #11
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Big truck shops deal alot with that...they'll get it with no damage to anything...alum wheels on semis are notorious for acting like someone welded the damn things on...just a little heat should do the trick...your pb blaster might flame up a little though
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We come across this sometimes at work. All we do is take out 12lb sledge hammer and hit the tire as hard as possible from the back side. It usually only takes one hit if not two will have it off.
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i work on semis and the tires get stuck on real bad sometimes. Especially on the freightliners. We use a lot of pb and a big sledge hammer. Like 15lbs or greater. Beat it from the back side. We also used a chain hooked to a forklift and jerked the wheel off. That worked because it was a rear and we left the other 6 tires on the rear.
This is why I tell breakdown at my company "I'm not a freakin mechanic" every time they ask me to do something.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #12
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All good info beyond the realm of whats normal.....hell im taking notes for future refereance....Spedlaser18 is maybe 150lbs lol i think the 15lb sledge is outta the question hahah
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Old September 17th, 2011, 11:12 AM   #13
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Get a big pry bar and go from the back side. pry against a control arm etc and the back of the wheel. should pop right off. never had any wheel i couldnt get off.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 11:44 AM   #14
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I've had great luck with repeatedly slamming the brakes at ~40mph. Just leave the lugnuts on but backed out like 5 turns.

When I finally got my trucks wheels off, I put wheel bearing grease on the hub before putting them back on.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 01:08 PM   #15
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my buddies silverado did that. big hammer, and use anti-seize next time.

also, 150lbs might not be enough ass, time to phone a friend?
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Old September 17th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #16
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put the wheels back on, loosen the lug nuts a little bit on the tire thats the problem, and do a reverse slide on the road outside your driveway. works every time.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #17
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if nothing else works hook a snatch strap to the wheel in question and loosen all the lugnuts, and yank it with another vehicle. i had a old dodge neon years ago i couldn't get the front tire off. broke all 5 studs off it was so rusty and the wheel wouldn't come off. thats what i ended up doing.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #18
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Sounds like lots of good ways to fukc up the alignment.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 02:42 PM   #19
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I have had to put a 2x4 between the rim and frame before and start the vehicle and trun the wheel. Usaully that works for me. The extra power from the ps pump usually gives it enough force to break it loose.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 02:44 PM   #20
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