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Stuck Tight
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Sep 9, 2009, 2:27 PM

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I have a 2001 Toyota Camry, 4 cylinder. I want to rotate the tires. After removing the lug nuts I was not able to remove the tire from the wheel. It was frozen tight. I thought perhaps I should release the parking brake. Doing so didn't help. The dash light indicating that the parking brake is engaged has been on even when the brake has been released. I have driven like that for 2 days.


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Sep 9, 2009, 2:38 PM

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Stuck Tight; Once the lug nuts are removed, there is nothing but rust that would hold the wheel to the hub. I've had to take a large mallet and 'smack' the wheel/tire hard at different spots to get it to come loose. The emergency brake issue needs to be addressed, but it won't have anything to do with removing the tire/wheel.
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Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 10, 2009, 5:16 AM

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Where's Hammer Time?


As Loren said - use a rubber mallet/Hammer on opposite areas of wheel - rubber should NOT hurt finish of a wheel and rock it off. Then clean the rust and spray with something to prevent this again. DON'T ALLOW LUBE ON A BRAKE FRICTION SURFACE!

From Rusto-Chusetts this is routine here!

T

(edit) as said fix the parking brake - cables rust and they can drag! Not safe!
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Sep 10, 2009, 6:51 AM

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If that doesn't work, here's another trick. Find a parking lot to do this.

Loosen all the lugs on that wheel by a couple turns, not all the way, then drive the car slowly in a circle and as soon as the wheel wobbles a little, stop and jack it up.




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Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 10, 2009, 11:22 AM

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Interesting trick! Think I tried something like that with a 1960 Rambler and when wheel passed me I knew it was ready! LMAO - kinda??

T
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Sep 10, 2009, 12:17 PM

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That's what you get for owning a Rambler.......................LOL

I bet some of these guys don't even know what that is.




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That's almost exactly the car! LOL. Tunnel drive, overdrive, three on the tree, king pin front end - 8 zillion miles on the sucker. They were neat cars if you ever owned one. Ugly as a flock of A$$-holes but they weren't all that bad a car!

It was already 20 when I got it! LOL - bought it for $100 I think in a raging blizzard rare as it was Denver, CO. It broke down with the test drive and I fixed it and came back and got a deal some two hours later! LOL again,

T

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Sep 10, 2009, 1:05 PM

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Yep, I did have one back in the dark ages. Had an Edsel too.




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Sep 10, 2009, 1:37 PM

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Hammer - I still have vehicle's like the Flintston's! You know - the ones with no floors and you use your feet! LOL,




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If that doesn't work, here's another trick. Find a parking lot to do this.

Loosen all the lugs on that wheel by a couple turns, not all the way, then drive the car slowly in a circle and as soon as the wheel wobbles a little, stop and jack it up.


knowing me id modify the trick and do a brakestand for the hell of it lol





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