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Wheels stuck fast

Old 05-23-2019, 02:11 AM
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Wheels stuck fast

Has anybody got a definitive method of removing stuck wheels?

Trying to remove the wheels from my '03 W209 and they are seized solid on the spigots.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Use a dead blow hammer with a plastic cover and use it to loosen the wheel by hitting the edge of the rim. When you remount the wheel apply a coating of never seize to prevent corrosion from seizing the wheel again. I also recommend getting discs with zinc coated hats. Some rims are more prone to seizing than others. I have found that third party rims seems to be worse. The stick ones seem to have enough clearance to limit how much they get stuck.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:11 AM
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If you're saying the wheel is stuck to the hub ring on which the wheel rides, you can spray some WD-40 on it 2-3 times letting it sit/soak 5-10 minutes between application and it should release with normal jerks on the tire/wheel.
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With the wheels on the ground, loosen the bolts by a few threads and drive the car a few feet, That usually breaks it loose.
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Old 05-25-2019, 10:04 AM
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Thanks for all the replies. Rolling backwards and forwards with the bolts loosened did the trick.
I put Coppaslip on the threads and spigots by the way.
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Congratulations in getting the wheels off. All good suggestions. Can also remove the wheel bolts and sit on the ground facing the wheel and kick the edge of the rim/tire on alternating sides until it comes off. Just did this with a high mileage vehicle where the calipers froze and spewed brake fluid everywhere, corroding/gluing things together.
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