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RawBurt
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Wheels Welded On!
#694417 - 08/24/04 06:30 PM

Has anyone with an SVT ever had the problem with your wheels being stuck on. I'll tell you what, I tried taking them off in order to paint the calipars and they were literally welded on. I tried force, vibrations... I tried it all, they arent coming off!!

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PlatoSVT
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#694424 (Re: RawBurt) 08/24/04 06:41 PM

Throw some PB Blaster on there. Pick it up at ur local parts store. If you're lazy, use WD-40. Just let it sit for a while, then give it another whack. I HIGHLY doubt your wheels are literally welded on, just probably slightly rusted/tight as hell.

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RawBurt
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#694428 (Re: PlatoSVT) 08/24/04 06:46 PM

I tried WD 40 a few times. Still nothing, i'm telling you they are welded on!!...haha

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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#694432 (Re: RawBurt) 08/24/04 06:48 PM

Necessary tool for this task is a 3-4' length of 2x4" then give the tire a couple of whacks on the inside. Clean-up hub and apply anti-sieze compound before re-installing. In really difficult cases, like my Mystique this am, I use a 4x4".

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RawBurt
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#694436 (Re: horseydug) 08/24/04 06:54 PM

Okay i am going to try that as soon as i get off work today. I'll let everyone know if that works or if my wheels are really welded on.............. ha .. ha ha

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alex_96GL
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#694523 (Re: RawBurt) 08/24/04 08:44 PM

aluminum + iron + rotation = electric currents = diffusion = wheels stuck to rotors. as stated above, antiseize compound helps a lot.

if u use wd-40, don't forget to cleean the wheel when you finally take it off

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eepals
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#694602 (Re: RawBurt) 08/24/04 09:59 PM

I find it easiest to loosen the lug nuts of the wheel that is stuck, leave the nuts finger tight. Accerlate to 10 MPH or so and hit the brakes hard. Just backing down the driveway 20-30 feet braking hard and one more time coming back usually does the trick.


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rage2299
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Re: Wheels Welded On!
#694624 (Re: eepals) 08/24/04 10:19 PM

another very easy way is to use a pry bar between the lower rear shock mount and the rim. that usually works. little bits at a time and rotate the wheel. in the front you can use the ball joint.

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Kyo
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Re: Wheels Welded On!
#694957 (Re: horseydug) 08/25/04 04:48 AM

Originally posted by horseydug:
Necessary tool for this task is a 3-4' length of 2x4" then give the tire a couple of whacks on the inside. Clean-up hub and apply anti-sieze compound before re-installing. In really difficult cases, like my Mystique this am, I use a 4x4".



And I thought I was the only one.. Is there really no other solution than to use anti-seize? I never tried, but how about a very thin piece of plastic or something like that? Anything that could prevent the galvanic corrosion?

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Goonz SVT
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Re: Wheels Welded On!
#694960 (Re: Kyo) 08/25/04 04:51 AM

start kicking the $hit out if it. Thats what I do when I get mad

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