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Wheel stuck on hub
« on: 17 April 2021, 21:05:51 »

Not my omega but my partners volvo. She has a screw in the rear tyre. I decided to fit the spare but could not get the wheel off it was "welded" to the hub. I tried some light knocking with a wooden mallet but no joy.Any suggestions? Alloy to steel problem?
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Re: Wheel stuck on hub
« Reply #1 on: 17 April 2021, 21:28:48 »

Slacken the nuts, then drive it a few yards and stamp on the brakes.  :y
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Re: Wheel stuck on hub
« Reply #2 on: 17 April 2021, 21:45:18 »

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This  :y And as Mig says, it only needs to be a few yards so you can generally do it on a driveway
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Re: Wheel stuck on hub
« Reply #3 on: 17 April 2021, 21:47:04 »

Or smartly whack the inboard side of the wheel with a rubber mallet until it releases. First remove the wheel nuts/bolts and then loosely reinstate two opposing. With the wheel off you'll need to thoroughly clean any corrosion off the hub boss and the mating part of the wheel. Perhaps a little Copaslip on the boss
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Re: Wheel stuck on hub
« Reply #4 on: 17 April 2021, 22:10:48 »

Or smartly whack the inboard side of the wheel with a rubber mallet until it releases. First remove the wheel nuts/bolts and then loosely reinstate two opposing. With the wheel off you'll need to thoroughly clean any corrosion off the hub boss and the mating part of the wheel. Perhaps a little Copaslip on the boss


I find a length of 4x2 is much more effective than a mallet. Safer too, as you don't need to be under the car and have more room to swing.


Loosening the wheel nuts and driving the car a short distance is also effective.


Cleaning everything and a smear of copperslip is essential before refitting alloy wheels
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Re: Wheel stuck on hub
« Reply #5 on: 18 April 2021, 09:08:07 »

You need to hit the rim as well not the tyre, the amount I have had to remove over the years with block of wood and lump hammer !! Even on a 2 post ramp (BMWs seem worst) can take a lot of effort.
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Re: Wheel stuck on hub
« Reply #6 on: 18 April 2021, 12:58:48 »

Thank you all for your posts.After trying hitting and pulling I tried the slight loosening of the bolts and running the car. I only moved  3-4 metres forward and reverse braking each time and the magic worked.What a relief.
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