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Old 03-30-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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My ex texted me and said her Jeep'* rear tire went flat, but when her boyfriend went to change the tire, the lug nuts came off but the wheel didn't.

I'm guessing he didn't pull hard enough or her lugs are all bent inward. Anyone have this happen to them?
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I've run in to this several times. One option is to sit down and kick the bottom and then the top of the wheel. If that don't work. Put the lug nuts back on, but not tight, just a bit loose, and drive around in a circle. This should pop it lose.
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what he said my old metro the wheel actually rusted to the car lol
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Update: after some kicking and pulling by both of them, her cool manager gave her a ride to work. After that, he filled the tire with a bike pump enough to get it to the service station. They repaired the tire and remounted it without a problem.

All'* well that ends well, I suppose.
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Pretty common really when alloy wheels are bolted to iron rotors, drums. I like Dan, use the sit and kick maneuver. I try to remember to use white grease on the back side of the rims when I put them on.
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Another trick take a tow chain with a BIG J hook and put it on one of the spokes and ''whip'' it iguess you could say...Like what you can do with a hose
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Another trick take a tow chain with a BIG J hook and put it on one of the spokes and ''whip'' it iguess you could say...Like what you can do with a hose
Or like how I get that damned spacer out of the motor mount during a belt change.
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blow it up??
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Nah, then I'd need to buy a new motor mount. I just use the old belt as leverage and it pops right out. It helps if you wrestle with it for 20 minutes to soften it up.
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thats to time consuming\
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