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post #1 of 7 Old 07-08-2011, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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HI EVERBODY
JUST BOUGHT A 2009 C MAX1.8 TDCI ZETEC, PROBLEM JACKED UP CAR REMOVED
WHEEL NUTS CANNOT GET WHEEL OFF, WHAT AM I DOING WRONG SEEMS
BONDED TO HUB ANYBODY HAD SAME PROBLEM.
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-08-2011, 03:57 PM
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With the heel of the palm of your hand, hit the sidewall of the tyre pushing it away from you. Hope that makes sense. You'll more than likely need to do it a few times and in different places around the wheel. You'll need to use a bit of force, but it usually does the trick.

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-08-2011, 05:33 PM
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As stated above, preferably with an axle stand " just in case ", hold wheel as though you are lifting it off by holding on tyre, now hit tyre with palm, follow by hitting opposite side.
Once removed ( hopefully ), clean hub and inside of wheel with some emery paper, and grease before refitting.
Was it bought from a garage? Reason for asking, if it's been serviced lately, have the wheels been off? If so, why were hubs not greased to prevent this!?

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-08-2011, 07:16 PM
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I loosened the wheel nuts very slightly - about 1/16th turn or less - and lowered the car then raised it again.


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post #5 of 7 Old 07-09-2011, 05:33 AM
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I've had the same problem, I always carry a rubber mallet to hit the tyre from the inside, always works.
Get some copper grease on the hub when you take the wheels off next.

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post #6 of 7 Old 07-09-2011, 05:48 AM
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I previously had Audi A4's as company cars when I got puntures I called out Audi assist to get the wheels changed as I could not shift them. They either sent an Audi guy or the AA or RAC I cannot remember which. They used a rubber mallet on the inside of the wheel. The cause of the problemis that during service the mechanics should put copperease on thehub that the wheel fits on to aid alignment with the bolt holes and did'nt. So when you get the wheels off I suggest that you apply some to avoid the problem the next time you have to remove one.

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-10-2011, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everybody for all your ideas I will now retry
to get one off, I bought a spacesaver wheel on ebay
and I was just making sure it would fit,although it is
the size recomended by ford. So once again many
thanks for your replies.
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