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    Went to take the wheels off to paint the calipers this afternoon, and every one of them is seized to the hub

    Spent about an hour trying to get them off, but no luck

    It was really difficult to even undo the bolts, so I don't think the wheels have ever been off the car!

    Going to take it to the tyre place across the road from me tomorrow and see if they can get them off for me, and have them re-fitted straight back on so I can work on it tomorrow.

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    have you tried using a rubber hammer???

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    Yep common problem im afraid

    If you get the tyre depot to do them make sure they DONT use air guns as they will snap the wheel bolts if they are tight when they have them off ask them to wire brush the hubs and smear some copper grease onto them and also the wheel bolt threads !!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    I usually kick them from underneath (be careful if on a normal car jack!) and eventually they'll give. (the wheels that is)

    Also you could try loosening the bolts ever so slightly and "dropping" the car down (if you have a trolley jack) and hopefully this will shock them free.

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    Mine were a bit like that, a big hammer and a block of wood to get them off
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I went hell for leather on them with a big rubber mallet, and it wasn't going no where. The bolts are back in by hand, with copper grease on them (I always use it when re-fitting wheels, and have done for years). Will see what happens tomorrow.

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    This is what I had to do when I wanted to get the wheels off, I don,t know if it will be any help to you.
    LINK

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    This is what I had to do when I wanted to get the wheels off, I don,t know if it will be any help to you.
    LINK
    Thanks for the link Ed, some good information in there.

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    Hope you manage to get the wheels off today. MattW

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