Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 19:59:58 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Wheel stuck on

in article, MeatballTurbo at wrote on 12/10/03 8:37 pm: > In article <>, > spouted forth into >> Problem is that >> they're rather nice 16" Aero wheels, I don't fancy putting a sledgehammer >> to them. >> > Get a nice piece of thickish wood that completley covers the diameter of > the wheel. > > Get some one to hold it in place. Whack the centre of the wood with the > big hammer. > > If that fails, put it on a jack/Stand with the wheel still incontact > with the ground if you can (or with the nuts back on but slack/finger > tight). > > Start the car, and turn the wheels back and forth several times. Should > eventually do the job and slacken the wheel. I still favour the rubber mallet method. Sheer comedy aside, this method has worked for me with a badly rusted Metro wheel hub that size 11 British army combat boots on a 6'2" bloke couldn't move. I know, I know - Saab wheels are a bit bigger and more complicated, but the principle is the same. I did see an AA (Automobile Association, for our non-UK readers) bloke walloping a wheel in Asda car park once. I overheard him saying to the customer he'd be back in a few hours once some penetrating oil had soaked in to give it another go. Good luck Johannes, let some oil soak in overnight and see how it is tomorrow. Paul

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