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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:13 pm 
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so i was going to bleed my rear brakes today and the wheels won't come off on eaither side. i took off the lugs used pb blaster kicked them (stupid), but i even dropped the car with no lugs and nothing ive tried everything to get these wheels off but nothing. any ideas?

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Try tapping the back of the tire with a sledgehammer. Usually works for me.

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I usually put a short piece of 2X10 or 2X12 againts the back of the rim and 'tap' it with a sledge as hard as I can :lol: make sure the car is supported good though.

You could also try threading the lug nuts on hand tight, backing them off 2-3 turns then driving up and down the driveway, maybe e-brake it hard once or twice.


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thanks guys i'll try both of those today and let you know what happens.

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ok nothiing seems to work im really tempted to just loosen the lugs and drive off a curb lol

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Do it then! lol as long as the nuts are still on a few turns and your not goin fast it wont be a problem.

What rims are on it? i've only seen aluminum wheels stick like that before.


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I had an aluminum drum stick to my rear driveshaft once like that ...

you really shouldn't need to remove the wheels to bleed your rear brakes.
if you need to get at the brake pads for some reason, you can (hopefully) remove the center cap and the nut holding on the drum and remove it and the wheel together.


my aluminum drum story ended rather tragically, I'd wanted to remove it to check the brakes due to a squeaking noise. my dad got involved after I was tired & frusterated, out came the hammer, torch, and eventually the angle grinder.... and one destroyed drum later I found out it was only brake dust :P
and another week later to get another drum :roll:

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winez31 wrote:
ok nothiing seems to work im really tempted to just loosen the lugs and drive off a curb lol


Before driving off the curb, spray some PB blaster (or your solvent of choice) between
the brake drum center hub and the rim center hole. Any rust there will wedge the wheel to the drum
and get tighter as you try to remove the wheel. :wink:


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at the dealershhip we work at when wheels are stubborn we raise the car to waist height and give a nice boot with our heel to the back of the wheel, comes off everytime 8)

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GTIRAG is right. Mine wouldn't budge. Took my foot when the car was up and supported and hit. The other tire took a sledge to the backside... off it came.

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Had the same problem with my blazer. Nothing worked. Except,,,, loosening the lugs, PB blasting, sitting it back down, holding the brake, and going from drive to reverse while it was running. It popped and came off when I jacked it up.

Being front wheel drive, try going up and down your driveway slowly with the nuts loose and pulling the E-brake hard. Or E-brake and rock it in your garage just a little.


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Have you tried a slide hammer


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ypu it didnt work i also drove off a curb yesterday and nothing. all they are are the stock stealies. next im just going to try to take the drum and the hweel of together and see what i can do.

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You need to get some pressure on the side of those wheels. Loosen the lugs off a couple of turns and go for a drive in a parking lot or back road. Take your turns as sharp and as fast as you can. The sideways pressure should be enough to free the wheels. When you hear a pop stop immediately and tighten the wheel back up before you keep driving.

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I used a brick layers hammer. A hundred wacks later (from underside), and turning the wheel every so often, the damn wheels finally came off.

When I used the sledge, it did nothing.


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Man, hate to see what your brakes look like! :shock:

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i know im a little nervous we will see tho i think once i finally get these wheels off im going to replace the brakes

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The first time I did rear brakes I had a similar problem. If you know your going to have to replace the drum anyway; then try sliding a straight edge prybar into the gap between the hub and the wheel (tap it a few times) add a little starter fluid (or silicone spray/WD 40). let it soak a couple hours, spray again, take it for a drive (take a few hard corners).

Then try it.

All else fails brake out the torch and heat up the drum. (you don't really want to heat up the rim you could distort it)


:razz: If in the end that to fails leave all the nuts on but backed of a turn, and go do some donuts. . . lol :razz:


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Had the same problem here! Suggestion, think prevention for next time around :!: After I got mine off, I took my grinder with a sanding wheel and "cleaned" the center hole in the rim, then swapped out to a wire wheel and chased the area where the wheel hangs on the drum/hub, last but not least, applied a liberal amount of ANTI-SEIZE for prevention. With my luck, the next time I'll need to pull the wheel off will be in the middle of no where (a.k.a. North Dakota) to put on my spare tire. :thwack:

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Take a big ol combonation wrench and wedge it in bewtween the spokes of the wheel and the drum under neath.. then pry the wheel off.
it will come easy that way.
I have a big 17mm combonation wrench that works perfect for this.

It is the only way to get them off.
beating the wheel with a sledghammer sounds like a good way to bend up a good steel wheel.

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i have to say i was rooting for winez all the way through this post and i get to the end and you never find out what happened to the wheels!

lol if you ever come across this post again id like to hear how the wheel from hell finally came off


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