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    Guys, Am needing some advice. Got a phone call from g/f tonight saying she had a flat tyre on her astra, thankfully it was at home.
    Tried pumping it up using one of the small air compressors but no joy so went to replace with the spare.
    The alloy is seized solid onto the hub, no matter what i do i cant get it free.

    Any ideas????

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    Tried WD40 on the nuts but leave them about 5 secs to soak'
    If no joy if she has AA recoverey phone them as they have a compressior on board BUD

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    you could try heat (dont give too much heat or you will damage the alloy) as the alloy will expand more than the steel of the hub,anither option is make sure the car is very secure on stands and get under neath,then you could try and kick the wheel off,some penetrating oil will also help,get some copper grease and gve a light coating over the hub to stop it happening again

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    Yeah mate tried that, didnt work. I have green flag through my bank account but will need to wait for till tomorrow night, working 12 hours tomorrow.
    Wasnt sure if there was a quick method to get it off.
    bleeding cars!!

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    take the wheel nuts off??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgm46 View Post
    Yeah mate tried that, didnt work. I have green flag through my bank account but will need to wait for till tomorrow night, working 12 hours tomorrow.
    Wasnt sure if there was a quick method to get it off.
    bleeding cars!!
    I know they are alright when they go BUD lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by solorider View Post
    you could try heat (dont give too much heat or you will damage the alloy) as the alloy will expand more than the steel of the hub,anither option is make sure the car is very secure on stands and get under neath,then you could try and kick the wheel off,some penetrating oil will also help,get some copper grease and gve a light coating over the hub to stop it happening again
    Kicked the life out of it earlier, neighbour was looking out at me with a puzzled look on her face!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben999 View Post
    take the wheel nuts off??
    good idea

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    ok that was a joke. Sit on the floor and kick each side of it repeatedly. Should get it loose. If not then use a rubber mallet on the back, keep turning the wheel each time you hit it. (Make sure its rubber, you dont wanna damage the wheel!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgm46 View Post
    Kicked the life out of it earlier, neighbour was looking out at me with a puzzled look on her face!
    But that neighbourhood watch for yer NOSEY *** **W

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