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Big Jim
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#694966 (Re: RawBurt) 08/25/04 05:02 AM

When I have had that problem I loosen the lug nuts slightly then then drive aroud the block very carefully. It helps to make some turns.

I will not recommend this though because of the obvious safety concerns.

If the wheels are stuck, you are going to have a real job ahead of you on getting the rotors off.

I use anti-sieze lightly between the rotors and hubs and between the rotors and the wheel to keep this from happining. There is still enough anti-sieze remaining to be effective since the last treatment 50,000 miles and ten tire rotations ago.

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Kyo
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#694968 (Re: Goonz SVT) 08/25/04 05:04 AM

Originally posted by Goonz12 (SVT):
start kicking the $hit out if it. Thats what I do when I get mad



That's we all do! From last spring's tire change I have a dead 2x4, a badly wounded 4x4 and a neighbor that had a good laugh!

"Oh yeah I like that car very much, it runs like new!" says the Mystique owner, while hitting his rear wheel like a madman with a almost-destroyed piece of 2x4, splinters flying everywhere...

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2005 Focus ST - Quicker! - Still a Duratec!

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alex_96GL
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#694970 (Re: Big Jim) 08/25/04 05:07 AM

Quote:

If the wheels are stuck, you are going to have a real job ahead of you on getting the rotors off.


not in my case. I could actually feel the play in the rotor, w/ the wheel being stuck like no tomorrow. like I mentioned above, corrosion due to currents between different metals.

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RawBurt
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#695079 (Re: alex_96GL) 08/25/04 12:38 PM

Well ookay i wen't home after work yesterday and i tried getting those wheels off again. I've tried WD40 and some blaster. Nothing is seeming to work or even budge them!!! I geuss i'm going to have to get some anti seize. All that i want to do is paint my calipars!!!!!! I'll keep updating the tire weld situation.

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offroadSVT
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#695080 (Re: RawBurt) 08/25/04 12:40 PM

I use a 3 lb sludge-hammer, short shaft.... best tool I own...

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zgendron
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#695098 (Re: RawBurt) 08/25/04 01:18 PM

Originally posted by RawBurt:
I geuss i'm going to have to get some anti seize.




Anti-Sieze is to prevent this problem next time. It will not help you remove the wheels now.

There have been some other suggestions that you might want to try.

Good Luck.

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- Zack

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bxd20
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#695116 (Re: alex_96GL) 08/25/04 01:49 PM

Originally posted by alex_96GL:
Quote:

not in my case. I could actually feel the play in the rotor, w/ the wheel being stuck like no tomorrow. like I mentioned above, corrosion due to currents between different metals.




If the wheel is super tight, the rotor wouldn't have play. It could spin but it would be flush and squeezed between the wheel and hub.

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alex_96GL
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Re: Wheels Welded On!
#695290 (Re: bxd20) 08/25/04 05:42 PM

Originally posted by bxd20:
If the wheel is super tight, the rotor wouldn't have play. It could spin but it would be flush and squeezed between the wheel and hub.




huh?
think about it: the nuts are off, the wheel is seized to the rotor, but the rotor is not seized to the hub, what is goint to move if you tug the wheel?


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PeppermintPatty
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Re: Wheels Welded On!
#695332 (Re: alex_96GL) 08/25/04 06:31 PM

I've taken a sledge & tapped around the hub on the front of the wheel, then give the tire & good kick...of course, these were junk steel wheels. Maybe put a block of wood over the center to prevent marring the surface & give it a few good taps w/ a heavy sledge...

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WestCoastAjax
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Re: Wheels Welded On! new
#695524 (Re: horseydug) 08/25/04 10:52 PM

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".




As do I.......

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'97 Contour Mtx - stock - GONE


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