Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 15:01:23 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamfitter.com>
Subject: Re: Wheel stuck on


Nick Monyatovsky wrote: > > On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 18:30:28 +0100, Johannes H Andersen > <johsnopsamfitter.com> wrote: > > >This afternoon I tried to remove a front alloy wheel from my 9k, > >but it didn't yield. Any suggestions? > > Try this: loosen the bolts the hold the wheel a tiny bit. > Take a ride around the block. This worked for me. On some stubborn > wheels, I had to make 3-4 rides. > > No damage to the rims or the bolts. Thanks, that worked a treat. I only drove at walking speed a few meters, but could hear the groan when the wheel shifted. Brilliant idea. A small warning here. When I lifted the car up with the scissor jack, original Saab equipment with the car, the tread snapped once such that the car dropped suddenly a couple of inches. Never trust a scissor jack, not even Saab's. BTW, I always mount a tripod after lifting. My original intention was to change drive belt, still haven't managed. To gain access, I wanted to remove the plastic shield inside the wing on the car's right side. However, one of the screws just rotated infinitely and didn't come out. I suspect that a garage mechanic who previously did something in that area have over tightened the screw using a power tool, and the hidden backside nut has come unstuck. Doh. Johannes http://sizefitter.com

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