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?
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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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.
Originally Posted by jred
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.
Originally Posted by Longview
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.