How To Remove A Stuck Wheel – EricTheCarGuy

How To Remove A Stuck Wheel – EricTheCarGuy www.ericthecarguy.com This happens from time to time and when it does it’s a real bummer so here are a few tips that I hope will help. — Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com ericthecarguy.com Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum www.ericthecarguy.com Visit my Facebook Page: www.facebook.com —Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.

24 Responses to How To Remove A Stuck Wheel – EricTheCarGuy

  • gcslave13 says:

    go to the 4.48 part of the video and pause it. lol just a little humor eric. ur a great guy, and still my inspiration

  • CockatooFilms says:

    This happens all the time on trucks, just grab a sledge hammer and go nuts :3. Just make sure you hit the tire, and not the rim.

  • dissmr says:

    4×4 heavy tire.. I didnt have sledge hammer but I did that same technique i just crawled under and kick the inside bottom of the tire 10 times and it worked… THANK YOU. btw. I think my mechanic was lying that I need new brakes.. I hope I was looking at the right thing.. do you have video on how to tell and what to look to see if brakes are low just by taking the tire off… thanks again .

  • didaloca says:

    I’m no expert but just my perspective on this is that the tyre carries 1/4 of the weight of your car, that is -a lot- of force. So a hit with a sledge hammer hardly compares to going over a pot hole at 60 mph.

  • joelc727 says:

    Just tried this and worked like magic! You da man!

  • TheTaarnold1 says:

    thanks!

  • ELFC2008 says:

    I tried the kick and the hammer with no success and since my tire was flat, the driving around i didnt even tried, but I got a spray pistol (like the windex ones) boiled some hot water and put it in the spray pistol, I sprayed some of that hot water in between the studs and rim and it WORKED !!

  • Evan Griffin says:

    Hammer worked! thanks for the tip

  • MoN1T0r says:

    Thank you!

  • Hatred92FTW says:

    really helpful man thanks!!!

  • Bill Elliott says:

    waddayaknow.  that worked… thanks, Eric!

  • Wayne Burt says:

    After an hour of banging and kicking I went to You Tube. I had to do the driving bit with loose lug nuts. It worked. My job was to change the stem. I drove another car onto a 2×8 near the stem, crushing the tire down and giving me access to the stem. 1/2 job done in four hours.

  • Tom Hanrath says:

    PS: I know it’s not good to hammer on alloys…but I found that taping the outside was helpful in vibrating the rim enough to make the hammer on the tire thing work. Again…only tapping it…not leaving marks. :)

  • Tom Hanrath says:

    Just the thing I needed. Thanks for showing progressively more serious things you can do in a form of “if this doesn’t work…”. Great helper video.

  • Andrea R says:

    Great tips!

  • robski997 says:

    Me and my teacher are both black belts. imagine how i got taught to take the rims off
    Thanks eric great as always

  • MrGoosePit says:

    A buddy of mine hit the inside of the tire with a sledge hammer. He was laying on the ground under the truck as he swung with all his might. The hammer bounced back off the tire hitting him square on the forehead. Put a large gaping dent in his noggin. I swear to God it happened, to my buddy, not me… er never mind.

  • MrVnQn says:

    Being car retarded and trying for over an hour, this video helped alot! TYVM GOOD SIR!

  • Russ McWurter says:

    I found a much simpler method for removing alloy rims from the steel hubs. I did all the kicking, hammering, and the loosened wheel nuts with driving back and forth (which had previously worked when I had to do the job previously). None of it worked.
    I noticed some slots in-between the alloy wheel and steel hub that looked irresistible, So jammed a flatblade screwy in and hammered it down, lowered the jack and the weight of the car sprung the wheel off. Have used this method since everytime!

  • Russ McWurter says:

    I found a much simpler method for removing alloy rims from the steel hubs. I did all the kicking, hammering, and the loosened wheel nuts with driving back and forth (which had previously worked when I had to do the job previously). None of it worked.

    I noticed some slots in-between the alloy wheel and steel hub that looked irresistible, So jammed a flatblade screwy in and hammered it down, lowered the jack and the weight of the car sprung the wheel off. Have used this method since everytime!

  • Coolty44 says:

    Hey Eric, unsure if you still check back here, but I’m a tire guy, and if you take a wire wheel to the back of the rim where it rests against the hub, it normally prevents the wheel from nearly welding itself on

  • Alkyar says:

    The wheel on my lawn mower is stuck…I’ve greased it, hit it with a sledge, drivin it for a year without lugnuts, and am about to resort to literally blowing it off lol (not kidding). I dont care about the rim or the tire because they are both being replaced. Anyone have some ideas short of cutting out the entire axle?

  • thenameisethang says:

    I hit it with a hammer, I did everything. So I ended up having to get a piece of 4x4x7 wood and a concrete cinder block. I stood the piece of wood up by the wall of the tire and hit it with the cinder block a few times. It ended up working fine.

  • estrelladelnorte1308 says:

    hey eric i had a 2006 suzuki forenza with the wheel stuck i did everything you mentioned and nothing including soaking wheel in WD40 and PB blaster overnight , till i got so mad and i used a 4×4 piece of wood and a scissor lift in between the wheels and i cranked the scissors lift open with an inpact gun till wheel poped, i have had to do it in a couple more vehicles and it doesnt seem to hurt anything .

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