Stuck wheel and wheelnut removal.

6 years 10 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #137935 by SlyRik
OK so my brake pads have given out and i decided to fit new ones myself.. (not gonna divy up loads of cash to a greese monkey for a few hours work or so i thought)

anyhow... rolled up my sleeves and set to... unscrewed the wheel nut yanked omn the wheel and... nothing... ok i kicked it ... wiggled it ... hammerd at it from behind using a lump of wood against the alloys and ... nothing... the wheel will not come off??? dont get it... any advice or ideas...
Orr...is there a secret MG trick I dont know about?????

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6 years 10 months ago #137936 by G0RSQ
Hit it harder with a bigger hammer

:broon:

Remember prevention is better than the cure!

Re-fit wheel with copper slip on locating rings, and re-fit wheels every few months and at least every year!

Peter

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6 years 10 months ago #137937 by SlyRik
well thanks for that but seen as I havnt had it long it wasnt my fault :P

soooo any ideas as to what I can do NOW????

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6 years 10 months ago #137938 by Plezier
You need a BIG rubber mallet. Use this to bash the tyre from the inside out and work around the wheel and it should break free. I would not advise hitting the alloy even with rubber as there is always the chance that you will damage the rim.

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6 years 10 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #137943 by Leigh Ping
Andy does this for a living. Here's his tip :-





Click here to see how David Aiketgate removed his stuck locking wheel nuts.








Youtube's always worth a look too. ;)


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6 years 10 months ago #137957 by SlyRik
Went for the big ammer route... with much huffing and puffing finally got it..

but... now another problem... opposite wheel i have a wheel nut that seems to be rounded and the wheel wrench just twists off

my thoughts here are..

cut a slot in the top and somehow try using some kind of screwdriver... prolly result in destruction of the top of the nut and still not work...

or... use an undersized socket .. big hammer it on and remove that way... potentially damage nut even further and still not work

any other ideas ???

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6 years 10 months ago #137961 by Fatbaldingoldgit

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6 years 10 months ago #137963 by Andy Lawrence
A slightly smaller bi-hex socket hammered on after a good soak in plus-gas should work.

Don't go at it like a bull in a china shop!!!

Slow n steady wins the race!


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(THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS ANDY THE TYRE MAN)
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6 years 10 months ago #137964 by Plezier
Time to buy some new wheel nuts methinks.

Had this problem with the project MGF. Despite it saying not to use powert ools on the nuts most places know better and do so and of course wreck the nuts.

I bought a new set off the dreaded bay of E for £20.

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6 years 10 months ago #137965 by adamelphick
Is it the 'soft as butter' chrome nut cover that is spinning round? If so can you get it off the nut? A screwdriver bashed in to it sometimes allows you to pull it off by splitting it off the nut. If you can, then an 18mm socket fits the nut perfectly - I know as one of Meg's has been 'chrome capless' for years!
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6 years 10 months ago #137985 by Beetlefan
Another way to free a stuck on wheel is to loosen the wheel nuts slightly then drive the car forward and slam on the brakes
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6 years 9 months ago #138021 by SlyRik
Thanks for all the replies... those irwin tools look cool but .. dont wanna splash out on a tool Ill use only once (hang on .. scratches head and counts back all the rounded b'stard nuts ive had to grind, drill, cut and curse at in the past 50 yrs)... hmm could be worth 20 notes :)

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