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Posted: 07/01/22 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

10 hrs waiting on emergency service for an inside DRW flat. What's the trick getting them free? I have the truck up on a 12-ton bottle jack and the outer removed. Inside is stuck to the hub even though it was off less than year ago.


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Posted: 07/01/22 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might be able to get a small steel chisel between the rotor/drum on the rim openings and give it a couple of wacks with the tire iron. it's worked for a couple of cars that had seized rims. Then apply anti seize to the mating surface, sparingly. Another trick I used on trucks if you don't have a heavy load, loosen the wheel nuts about 1/2 to 3/4 turn and make some really sharp left right turns, that often cracks them loose too.

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Posted: 07/01/22 06:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would drive very slowly with the lugs loose.


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I went through that a number of years ago. Try as I may, that thing wasn't coming off the hub.

Here is how I freed mine:

I carry a lot of tools with me including an 8 pound sledgehammer. I put a block of wood across the wheel so it straddled the top of the rim and clobbered it with the sledge. It took a few tries but I eventually dislodged it. Gotta be careful not to hit the rim directly. I rotated the wheel between hits.

Mine was rusted onto the hub at the very back. It was the rust holding it on there.


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Shock and awe. Hit it with some type of steel you hold in one hand and big hammer in the other. Place steel between the lugs and WHACK it.


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I found running ratchet straps through the rim and putting a wooden block centered on hub put enough even force on the rim to free it. Just when I got it free, I got a call that service was 5 minutes out. I'll post up some pictures tomorrow when we are on the OR coast.

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

I carry a lot of tools with me including an 8 pound sledgehammer. I put a block of wood across the wheel so it straddled the top of the rim and clobbered it with the sledge. It took a few tries but I eventually dislodged it. Gotta be careful not to hit the rim directly. I rotated the wheel between hits.


Sledgehammer or pry bar, it's what the tire shops use.....


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I’m interested in those pictures, Bedlam. Never encountered this issue.


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Glad you solved the problem. Are you open to suggestions? Pull all the wheels, and put anti-seize on all the hubs to reduce future problems.

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Posted: 07/02/22 08:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow Bedlam, my truck has never seen winter salt and never will, but the next time I have a chance I am going to pull the duals and put never seize on the hubs.

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