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Unread 08-04-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Wheel won't come off...

Yes I have the lug nuts off. LOL

I've hit it in te back of the rim with a sledge hammer. I've tried prying it off with a crowbar. I've jacked it all the way up and just dropped it. I've heated it up. Nothing. I can't put brakes in it if the damn tire won't come off! It's pissing me off beyond belief. I've be trying to do brakes since 10 o'clock this morning I'm about to just get a grinder out and cut the thing. Anyone have advice?

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Unread 08-04-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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I think it's rusted on the axle shaft.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #3
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Drive it around the block, it'll come off. Ok, Don't really do that :P

It's been a while, but I've had similar issues with drum brakes not letting go.

When I look at your pic, I keep thinking about a puller, like a steering wheel puller.

Good luck, man.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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Drive it around the block, it'll come off. Ok, Don't really do that :P

It's been a while, but I've had similar issues with drum brakes not letting go.

When I look at your pic, I keep thinking about a puller, like a steering wheel puller.

Good luck, man.
It's not the drum it's the wheel my jeep is on all four tires and the back wheel is just on the axle shaft because all the lugs got knocked in the drum.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 11:50 AM   #5
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Maybe if you got a 3 ton puller and put the jaws on the rim and the screw on the center. Should pop off then. Can't tell from the photo of the rim if the puller would grab anything but if there is that's my suggestion.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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Looks like someone has been beating on the end of the axle. Was that you? The edges are upset enough that it appears to be too large to fit through the hub. Once you get it off, knock those high spots off before putting it back on.

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Drive it around the block, it'll come off. Ok, Don't really do that
I know you were joking. But this can be done. Put all the lug nuts back on, but leave them ONLY one turn loose. Take the lug wrench with you and drive it slowly. This will work better if it is a front hub and you can turn the wheel, but corners will work on the rear too. Watch that wheel in your mirror and once it is loose, tighten the nuts enough to get home.

Oh, wait...
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It's not the drum it's the wheel my jeep is on all four tires and the back wheel is just on the axle shaft because all the lugs got knocked in the drum.
Are you saying you knocked all the studs back into the drum? That wasn't helpful was it? Can't drive on it to loosen now. BFH and a block of wood is your only hope. I don't think a puller will be helpful but it will booger up the wheel.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #7
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Yeah that was us beating it trying to crack it. I don't have any breaks I'm replaces all the lines. I knew that trik but I can't stop LOL
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Unread 08-04-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
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4" angle grinder. Some one beat the snot out of that thing. If you have dremel you could clean all that hammered mess up and then get it off. That is great mechanical genius. Bad luck
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Unread 08-04-2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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I have a grinder once I crack it ill just grind the dents out. I'm letting some pb since into it before I try it again.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 12:40 PM   #10
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Jack it up and set on jack stand.

Take another mounted tire and throw it at the stuck wheel as hard as you can, aim for the edge, not center of the wheel. Keep doing this, it WILL break loose.

A puller won't do it, you have to shock it to break it loose. I have done this many times with wheels worse than yours, they all come off.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 03:07 PM   #11
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Set on jack stand (that one corner only). Use a 2x4 against the inside of the wheel, so the force is outward. Smack the 2x4 with a 12lb sledge. You hold the 2x4 while your dad swings the hammer.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 03:19 PM   #12
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Where are your wheel studs?

Looks like the end of the hub has been beaten so much its holding the rim on.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 04:00 PM   #13
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well since there's no studs in there I'd try the following

DO THIS ONLY IN YOUR DRIVEWAY - NOT IN THE STREET:

1- put in reverse, go a little and SLAM on the brakes... then drive forward a bit and SLAM on the brakes

2- block wheels, jack up and see if the wheel is any looser

repeat step 1 as necessary, as eventually it'll break the rust bond and spin on the hub

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Unread 08-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #14
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well since there's no studs in there I'd try the following

DO THIS ONLY IN YOUR DRIVEWAY - NOT IN THE STREET:

1- put in reverse, go a little and SLAM on the brakes... then drive forward a bit and SLAM on the brakes

2- block wheels, jack up and see if the wheel is any looser

repeat step 1 as necessary, as eventually it'll break the rust bond and spin on the hub

good luck
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... I don't have any breaks I'm replaces all the lines. I knew that trik but I can't stop LOL
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Unread 08-04-2013, 06:26 PM   #15
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Yeah that was us beating it trying to crack it...
its not going to "crack" beating it inwards on the hub. Not going to come off without using a grinder now.
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