Remove stuck wheel
If you have a flat tire and have to remove a stuck wheel, here’s how to remove it.
Having to remove a stuck wheel happens more often than you think. Whether you own a vehicle with steel wheels or aluminum alloys, once it rusts (corrodes) to the wheel hub, it’s pretty much stuck on your car. Here’s the way to remove a wheel that’s stuck on your car.
Start by removing the wheel cover or hub cap. Then spray rust penetrant between the wheel stud and the wheel at each stud. Really pump in the spray. You want it to widk behind the wheel and flow down. By the way, when I say rust penetrant I do NOT mean WD-40. That’s an all-purpose lubricant. It’s not a rust penetrant. It may work eventually to free up the wheel. But why waste all that product and all your time when a real rust penetrant works much faster and saves you all that work? I prefer Liquid Wrench, PB Blaster, or FreezeOFF. I haven’t tried the new WD-40 Rust Specialist, but WD-40 tells me that product IS designed to break up rust.
Then place a block of wood against the outer edge of the rim and smack it with a maul. Rotate the wheel 1/4 –turn after each hit. Continue hitting until it breaks loose.
© 2012 Rick MuscoplatPosted on by Rick Muscoplat