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Old 09-09-2006, 10:07 AM
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Can't get my wheels off!!!

I need some help here, I took my truck to the local tire shop to have them mount the 4 tires on the rear and they said they couldn't get the inside duals off . So i picked her up after they put the new ones on the outside and went to the shop. My truck has alum. outters and steel inners, they are all factory original ford wheels. I pulled the outter duals off and put a large pry bar into the wheel opening and pryed against the hub and smaked it with a 3lb sledge a few times and it won't budge. So I shot it with some PB blaster for awhile and let it soak in and tried again.....no dice So, I get my 4 ton porta-power and put the wedge on it and put it between the wheel and hub and got some pressure on it, then had a buddy operate the pry bar on the oposite side of the wheel as the porta-power as i heated the center of the wheel with the hot wrench, got it good and hot and hit it with the sledge again and the friggin thing WON'T come off Any ideas????

My next step is to pull the hub with the wheel on it and get the 10lb sledge!!
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:56 AM
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if you have a 1 or two pound brass hammer, try beating on the metal portion of the rim. Dont use anything but brass so you dont mess up the rim and or studs though....make sure to wear your safety goggles as well because if you do hit a stud, chunks of brass may fly....
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Well, i came up with another idea, i got another axle shaft that wasn't any good and ground the outside face of the flange good and flat. I'm gonna cut the shaft down to about 18" long then pull the hub with the wheel on it and block the wheel up off the ground. Then attach the axle shaft with the shaft pointed out and hit it with the big hammer. If that don't work I'm goin to the salvage yard and find a set of hub and wheels!!!
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Mine were stuck too...I left the outside wheels off and put only 2 lug nuts back on, leave them 3-4 turns loose from hand tight, drive around in a couple circles and they should pop! By the way i'd only do one side at a time!
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Mine were stuck too...I left the outside wheels off and put only 2 lug nuts back on, leave them 3-4 turns loose from hand tight, drive around in a couple circles and they should pop! By the way i'd only do one side at a time!
Your Crazy! But that sounds like it would work if you don't ruin your studs. Gotta keep that in mind.
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:11 PM
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Mine were stuck too...I left the outside wheels off and put only 2 lug nuts back on, leave them 3-4 turns loose from hand tight, drive around in a couple circles and they should pop! By the way i'd only do one side at a time!
That's how i ended up gettin them off lol
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:12 PM
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That Sounded Rather Scary
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My tire shop likes the hammer. Don't know if thats good or not. I ditched my Alcoa's and went with all steel and simulators. No problems since.
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It's always best to get your nuts off first.
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