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Stuck wheel and wheelnut removal. 7 years 7 months ago #137935

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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Hellp Wheel is stuck 7 years 7 months ago #137936

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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Hellp Wheel is stuck 7 years 7 months ago #137937

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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Hellp Wheel is stuck 7 years 7 months ago #137938

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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Hellp Wheel is stuck 7 years 7 months ago #137943

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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Hellp Wheel is stuck 7 years 7 months ago #137957

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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Hellp Wheel is stuck 7 years 7 months ago #137961

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Hellp Wheel is stuck 7 years 7 months ago #137963

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!

WHALE OIL BEEF HOOKED

(THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS ANDY THE TYRE MAN)
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Hellp Wheel is stuck 7 years 7 months ago #137964

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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Not having much luck... sods law rules all 7 years 7 months ago #137965

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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Hellp Wheel is stuck 7 years 7 months ago #137985

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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Hellp Wheel is stuck 7 years 7 months ago #138021

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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