I was going to rotate my tires last night. I jacked up the right rear but couldn't get the wheel off as it's stuck! Any ideas why or how to get it loose?
Yea! After I couldn''t get it off, I actually checked to make sure I didn't leave a lug nut in place!LOL... you forgot to remove the lug nuts!:rofl:
Aluminum rims will do that after a while. The steel from the hub seizes to the aluminum. My F-150 does that sometimes. The Best way to break it free is not to beat the sh*t out of it but to loosen all the lugs but don't take them off. Then put the wheel on the ground and turn the steering wheel if it's the front tire, or shake the vehicle if it's the rear wheel. The weight of the vehicle should break it loose. Just don't back the lugs off too much so it damages the studs when it breaks free. Good luck! :bigthumb:I was going to rotate my tires last night. I jacked up the right rear but couldn't get the wheel off as it's stuck! Any ideas why or how to get it loose?
Not to mention the torque spec for the lug nuts is dry. You add a lubricant to the lug studs and that torque dry actually increases. With all the studs breaking at the dry torque spec. I wouldn't add anything to the studs. A little axle grease on the face of the rotor where the hub of the wheel touchs is okay if you put it on thin. I just rub it on with my fingers and only use enough to put a thin layer on it. Anything else is asking for trouble. I wouldn't put ANY anti-seize on the rotor/hubs/lug studs. That stuff is impossible not to get all over yourself and anything you touch. Your next tire rotation could have your toolbox, hands and bench looking like the silver surfer.Just a word of advice. I wouldn't recommend ANY kind of anti-seize or penetrating oil on lugs or on the brake rotor. Lubricants will work their way down onto the brake rotor surface and reduce your brakes clamping power. Sometimes to the point of what feels like no brakes! I've seen it happen. On lugs, they will allow the lug to work loose over time. Not a good idea. If you ever had to use something on a rotor or lug, make sure you remove the residue with brake cleaner.