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Old 11 Jan 2007, 07:29 am
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G'day - this may sound like a stupid question, but does anyone know how the remove the stock chrome looking rims from a 2004 Cruiser. I've remove the wheel nuts and tried to remove the rim but it wont budge. Is there something I'm missing - some special trick?[xx(][:I]
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Old 11 Jan 2007, 10:02 am
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If you have the lugs nuts completely off, there should be nothing holding the wheel on. Give the tire a good shove/kick and that should loosen the wheel. The back of the wheel is just stuck on the hub.
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Crewzin is 100% right. Kick the tyre, whack the backside with a rubber mallet - there's just a but of corresion sticking the wheel to the hub. When you get it free, you'll see the outline of the wheel very clearly on the hub.
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Thanks guys, I'll give it a go.
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This is a known 'feature' of alloy wheels and steel hubs. The dissimilar metal electrolytic reaction forms corrosion and causes them to chemically weld together.

If you are lucky a few kicks will break things loose.
Put it on JACKSTANDS, not the Toy Jack that Chrysler included with the car.

Otherwise you might need professional help (go to Tire SPECIALIST...Not BJs, Not Sears, Not Your guy down the corner who keeps your engine running like a swiss watch.)

And the Moral of our story:
This 'bondage' will not have time to happen if you Rotate Your Tires every 6000 miles.

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quote:Originally posted by fritz_t_coyote

This is a known 'feature' of alloy wheels and steel hubs. The dissimilar metal electrolytic reaction forms corrosion and causes them to chemically weld together.

If you are lucky a few kicks will break things loose.
Put it on JACKSTANDS, not the Toy Jack that Chrysler included with the car.

Otherwise you might need professional help (go to Tire SPECIALIST...Not BJs, Not Sears, Not Your guy down the corner who keeps your engine running like a swiss watch.)

And the Moral of our story:
This 'bondage' will not have time to happen if you Rotate Your Tires every 6000 miles.
or add some anti sieze to the hub [|)]
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sit on your but a give a kick to the tire left side then right it should let loose
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Old 26 Feb 2007, 11:48 pm
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If all else fails... slightly loosten the lugs. Very slightly, perhaps an eighth of an inch (or about 3mm), lower the car and take it around the block. The weight of the car should do the work for you. It beats beating up on the wheels.
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