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difficult tire to get off

Old 05-21-2019, 05:02 PM
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difficult tire to get off

Hey guys i have a 1991 4x4 truck everytime i rotate my tires, the front driver tire has been difficult to get off it started 2 years ago i have took it to the shop and as to be expected thay has no idea and yes the hub and tier are clean of dirt and croshion anyone have any idea Thaks.

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Something bent??

Measure the wheel and hub against the other one that dose not stick.
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Aluminum wheel?
Clean/buff/emery cloth both the hub and the wheel and apply a little anti-seize.
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Is it aluminum? I won't run aluminum because they are such a pain to get off these Toyotas. . . course they mag chloride the roads here and that causes the aluminum to corrode and stick to the steel hub.
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The first time I pulled the wheels off my '94 I thought I'd never get them off. I think I wound up using a sledge hammer and a long 2x4 from the other side of the vehicle to pound them loose. Fortunately it was in my garage instead of alongside the road somewhere. I did as suggested above, used some emery cloth to clean and lightly sand both the hub and wheel surfaces before I put them back on, and haven't had any trouble since. You just don't want to get carried away, because the hub provides centering alignment for the wheel.
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Thank you ! I will do it this weekend. and yes they are aluminum.
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