Trying to do a brake job, rear wheels will not come off.

Trying to do a brake job, rear wheels will not come off.

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    Trying to do a brake job, rear wheels will not come off.

    Trying to do a brake job, rear wheels will not come off. I am guessing from road salt, the wheels are bonded to the brake rotor. I sprayed some liquid wrench on it, see if that helps. Any tips on getting them off? I tried a sledge hammer, no go. Yes, all lug nuts were off.

    I am also guessing the rotors are shot. The brakes pulse real bad to the point I thought it was a bad ABS sensor. I imagine the pads are down to the metal. Its not my daily driver and my Wife drove it to wok one day last week and said something was up with the brakes.
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    I don't know. You have always seemed to be someone who figures this kind of stuff out.

    Those wheels ARE coming off. And then you will be posting what worked.

    I'm kinda curious now too.

    I can only advise patience? (penetrating oil of some kind?)

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    I would try to gently use a pry bar. If you are replacing brakes, use the rotor as a contact point? If not try behind the wheel on the hub? I had a hell of a time getting my driveshaft off. It was rusted on like crazy. I removed all bolts but one that was loosely tightened, put it in drive and went back and forth and that helped.
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    Steel or aluminum wheels? I suppose I would let it soak with some deep creep overnight then use a short 2X4 and a mallet on the back of the rim. You probably already tried that. If the wheels are junk, you could always try and heat things up.
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    Put the lug nuts back on and tighten them almost all the way down then lower your truck down from the jack to try and break it loose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DNA Dan View Post
    Steel or aluminum wheels? I suppose I would let it soak with some deep creep overnight then use a short 2X4 and a mallet on the back of the rim. You probably already tried that. If the wheels are junk, you could always try and heat things up.

    Steel Wheels. Wheels are in good shape.
    I could take it to the tire shop and have them rotated, but they have a policy if the brakes are bad they wont let it leave the shop. I am sure I could refuse the service, just not sure if legally they can hold my truck hostage with bad brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FUHL View Post
    Trying to do a brake job, rear wheels will not come off. I am guessing from road salt, the wheels are bonded to the brake rotor. I sprayed some liquid wrench on it, see if that helps. Any tips on getting them off? I tried a sledge hammer, no go. Yes, all lug nuts were off.

    I am also guessing the rotors are shot. The brakes pulse real bad to the point I thought it was a bad ABS sensor. I imagine the pads are down to the metal. Its not my daily driver and my Wife drove it to wok one day last week and said something was up with the brakes.
    Put one lug nut back on, but loose to prevent wheel from flying off during next step.
    Next step, hit the tire from the outside and rotate it after every 2 hits. If it doesn't seem to come off, then hit it from the inside (under the truck) with the same procedure.

    Don't forget clean up the corrosion, and use anti-seize upon reinstallation.

    Good luck.
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    You might try installing all the lug nuts until snug then backing them back off about 3/4 turn. Then lower tire back onto the ground and drive forward and backwards several times and hitting the brakes abruptly. If you have a rough street close by drive on it with the lug nuts loosened and apply the brakes abruptly while driving on the rough road might do the trick.

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    Couple nice kicks to the edge of the tire always works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulyhuntr View Post
    Couple nice kicks to the edge of the tire always works for me.
    Me too, not this time, I even hit it with a sledge hammer.
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