Can't get the wheel off

Old 04-30-07, 05:44 AM
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Can't get the wheel off


This may sound like a silly question but I'm having a very hard time removing the front wheel from my '99 Toyota Tacoma 4x4. The back wheel stuck too but I just hit the tire in a few spots with a hammer and it broke the seal so it came off easily. The front tire is being more stubborn. Does anyone have any tricks for this?

Old 04-30-07, 06:02 AM
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Good support under the vehicle, sit on ground next to wheel, raise both feet and kick hard.

Last ditch when nothing else works? Loosen lug nuts about a quarter to half a turn and drive it a short distance - very short, like up and down the driveway.
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Sometimes dropping the jack *CAREFULLY* will break the rim loose.
Old 04-30-07, 07:28 AM
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Both of these ideas sound like they will work.

Thank you very much.
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I suggest you check all the wheels for being stuck to the hub. You don't want to have a flat tire some where and not be able to get the wheel off. Loosening the wheel nuts a little and driving the vehicles in some tight turns and harder stops will usually break the wheel loose from the hub.
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Talking 1999 Taco

Got the same truck. When you reassembly, use some grease or Permatex neverseize compound on the inside surface of the rim / bolt flange. It'll keep it from corroding to the rotor again.

Great truck! How many miles?
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Stuck wheel

Another thing that worked for me was put a blunt punch in an air chisel and run it around the center of the rim where it is supportd by the hub/rotor. RW
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you go, girl
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Cool stuck wheel

Some can be really stubborn. Sometimes I had to loosen all the lugnuts and hit the wheel from the inside with a sledge hammer.

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