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    Default Alloys stuck on hubs.

    I've got the usual problem of my alloy wheels being ceased on the hubs. I was going to use a less extreme method of getting them off without hammering them to scrap. Iíve tried the method of loosening the bolts and putting the handbrake on and dragging the back wheels along the tarmac but they are stuck fast. all I can think of doing is use a gear puller on them, I would put some wood behind the spokes and hook on to that and a socket on the centre hub and pull the wheel off, the only problem I've got so far is I can't get the centre cap off without damaging it. So I was wondering if anyone knows how to get the caps off when the wheels are still on the car?
    Or, should I take it to Kwikfit and hope they don't c@ck it up!

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    kick the **** out of 'em, that's all kwik fit would do anyway

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    I'm about as good as an England goal keeper at kicking anything. The last time kicked in anger I ended up on my ****. lol

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    get some wood behind the wheel at the bottom and clobber that with the biggest hammer you can find (leave a couple of wheel studs on just loose to stop the wheel falling off) may have to turn the wheel a few times but it will come off

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    Time to get "The Big Hammer" out and indulge...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    kick the **** out of 'em, that's all kwik fit would do anyway
    Last time I changed the back tyres Kwik Fit did indeed have to do the above. The guy doing the job had to give up and the BIG kwik fit chap was called in to apply grunt and strategic banging with soft (plastic/wood) hammer

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    Just loosen the bolts, then rock the sh!t out of the back end (side to side). Worked on my old pug. Make sure you apply copper grease all over the contact area when replacing.

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    Hi,
    One of my rear wheels stuck on the hub a couple of months ago and tried everything. Eventually took to Kwik Fit where they jacked it up and hit the wheel from the inside underneath the car with a big rubber ended mallet, which took a good few minutes of bashing, but eventually came free, then applied lots of copper grease before putting it back on.

    So I recommend Kwit Fit if you don't have the tools to do it.
    They did it for free, so no harm in trying.

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    It happened to me, I was in Green Flag so I phoned them and they came round and battered the **** out of them with a piece of wood and a hammer, took him nearly 1/2 hour per wheel, said it was the worst he had seen ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy
    Just loosen the bolts, then rock the sh!t out of the back end (side to side). Worked on my old pug. Make sure you apply copper grease all over the contact area when replacing.
    Rushy
    Did what you said, and it worked a treat, two seconds of wobbling and the wheel started knocking.

    Cheers.

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