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All,<p>I need to change the rear tire on my '06 R. Lugs are off but the wheel won't budge. Are there Locks? Any advice would be great! Thanks...<p>gabe
 

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Re: Changing Rear Passengre Wheel (GFLESHER)

Just hit the tire with a mallet from the inside if you have one or a baseball bat or a brick or large piece of wood and it will come off<p>This is normal
 

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Re: Changing Rear Passengre Wheel (GFLESHER)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GFLESHER</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">All,<p>I need to change the rear tire on my '06 R. Lugs are off but the wheel won't budge. Are there Locks? Any advice would be great! Thanks...<p>gabe</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just give the wheel a good tug on the top or bottom - brace yourself first - rock the wheel off center. The wheel is resting on a small lip at the center of the hub. It will definitely help when you put the spare on. If you don't have a torque wrench just snug the bolts down with most of your weight. You'll be good until you can get to a tire shop.
 

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Re: Changing Rear Passengre Wheel (Helmut Ranff)

Thanks... I've been waiting at work for a wrecker to get here... not sure I'm cool with wacking it with a mallot though...
 

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Re: Changing Rear Passengre Wheel (GFLESHER)

I have been wacking wheels with mallets for so long. You are waiting for a <br>tow truck for this? Please call them and say no thanks and call me and I will<br>walk you through the entire smacking it off process for free. IM me for my<br>cell. I am only about 7/10th drunk right now and am watching Jimmy Fallon who sucks and I am looking at custom coilovers for NJ#1
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GFLESHER</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks... I've been waiting at work for a wrecker to get here... not sure I'm cool with wacking it with a mallot though...</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>You can also slightly lower the car using your jack to put weight on the wheel (with no lugs). The weight of the car will loosen the wheel from the hub!
 

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Just kick the wheel, it will come loose
 

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I keep a six foot 4"x4" on the side of the house for this purpose. whack the wheel from the inside and I don't expose myself to danger if all hell breaks loose. The VR has been ok though, my Passat was worse.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowenhart</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just kick the wheel, it will come loose</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup.. Or a very hard headbutt. Either should work fine.
 

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I just kick it, and prepare for the car to come crashing down with the Emergency jackoff.<p>Also where in Alameda are you?<p>I'm originally from 8th and Lincoln
 

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I assume youve never taken off aluminum wheels before? <p>holding the bottom of the wheel, give the top a good JUDO CHOP and scream HI'YAAA while doing so.<p>it may take more than one CHOP, but it helps to scream louder and LOUDER each time to scare the wheel....and anyone else around you. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Answer: CRack<p><br>Question: What are you smoking??!?!??<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mpdbrown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I assume youve never taken off aluminum wheels before? <p>holding the bottom of the wheel, give the top a good JUDO CHOP and scream HI'YAAA while doing so.<p>it may take more than one CHOP, but it helps to scream louder and LOUDER each time to scare the wheel....and anyone else around you. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Changing Rear Passengre Wheel (George @ ViVA)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>George @ ViVA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>You can also slightly lower the car using your jack to put weight on the wheel (with no lugs). The weight of the car will loosen the wheel from the hub!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'd go with this approach (with the lug bolts still loosely attached, just in case) to break it free. Before putting the wheel back on, smear some lithium grease over the mating surface to prevent this from happening again.
 

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Re: Changing Rear Passengre Wheel (VTT5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VTT5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I'd go with this approach (with the lug bolts still loosely attached, just in case) to break it free. Before putting the wheel back on, smear some lithium grease over the mating surface to prevent this from happening again.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, grease always helps over mating surfaces. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Changing Rear Passengre Wheel (Helmut Ranff)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Helmut Ranff</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have been wacking wheels with mallets for so long. You are waiting for a <br>tow truck for this? Please call them and say no thanks and call me and I will<br>walk you through the entire smacking it off process for free. IM me for my<br>cell. I am only about 7/10th drunk right now and am watching Jimmy Fallon who sucks and I am looking at custom coilovers for NJ#1</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Something tells me a phone call with Helmut (7/10ths drunk) walking someone through the "entire smacking it off process" would be tremendous.
 

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Re: Changing Rear Passengre Wheel (sh8kdwn)

A good reason to have a dead-blow hammer handy (hit the tire, not the wheel!). A little anti-seize on the hub face is a good idea when putting the wheel back on - keeps everything from corroding and seizing up.
 

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Re: Changing Rear Passengre Wheel (GFLESHER)

From your expression of fear, I'm assuming you've got the car up on the OE jack and probably don't have a floor jack and stands.<p>If you've got the car properly supported, then applying a little brute force to the wheel in order to break it from the hub shouldn't be a problem or anything to fear. This is normal stuff.<p>-Eric
 
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