Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 21:50:33 GMT
From: Laura K <>
Subject: Got the wheel off!

Even with the mallet and a lot of anger it wasn't easy. Put the bolts back in and backed it down slowly to a flat spot (it had been on a slant), took them out and jacked it up. Still wouldn't wiggle. At that point it started to rain -- hard. Kept beating on it and after about 10 minutes it finally came off when I gave it a hard pull -- landing me in a puddle. Got the spare on without incident and drove to the gas station and got it up to speed on air pressure. Tire can't be fixed. Bare cords on the inside edge which split. Time to head to Tire Rack after I dry off. Thanks to all for the advice.

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