Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 08:12:10 +0100 From: Grunff <grunffnospam.com> Subject: Re: So how to I get the &$*%( wheel off the car?
Laura K wrote: > Flat tire on a 1997 900 SE Talladega. Right front (passenger side). > Manual transmission in reverse with parking brake on.. > Get the jack under it and the car jacked up OK. The bolts are off. The Saab > thing on the inside is off. > But I can't pull the wheel off! > It's like there's something holding it on. The wheel will turn a bit forward > and then back, but absolutely will not come off. Gave it a couple of whacks. > No joy. > Had someone help me. Still no go. > What am I missing? More whacks. Hit the tyre (not the alloy wheel) at the top then at the bottom, repeat until it comes off. This often happens with alloy wheels. To avoid in future, smear the mating surfaces with a thin layer of copper grease before refitting (having cleaned them first). -- Grunff