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Today when my wife was driving the car she came around a turn and found that the german road crew had tar and chipped the road but forgot to put the chips down. The car got covered in tar and got a good amount stuck in the brakes with some little stones. This is making a really bad noise as I am sure everyone knows what I am talking about so I went to tear the brakes off in a paring lot but couldn't get the wheel off. I took the lug nuts off and the wheel just wouldn't budge. The wheels have never been off since the car was new. Did anyone else have a problem when they had wheels put on by the factory? If so what method did you use to get them off? <p>Now I have the weekend to clean the tar off the car. Somehow it even made it to the roof. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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While sitting on the ground kick the wheels (no joke), I had the most luck with a firm kicks alternating sides. <p>The wheels freeze onto the rotor hats. When you put them back on grease the back of the wheel where it touches the rotor hat.
 

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I heard this solution on car talk and have tried it. Leave the lugs nuts loose and drive back and forth braking aggressively. This will loosen the wheels from the hub.
 

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I had this problem and kicking the wheels off does work but MAKE sure you car is not going to move when you kick it (while its jacked up) and make sure when your kicking it the the rim doesnt hit the thread of the screws !!!!!!!!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Modorf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I heard this solution on car talk and have tried it. Leave the lugs nuts loose and drive back and forth braking aggressively. This will loosen the wheels from the hub.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL this sounds like something that could definitely work but something that could DEFINITELY go wrong if not done right...try the kicking method first is my suggestion bud! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thats where my soft blow hammers come into play, i usually have to pound volvo wheels off from behind. Othere method is to loosen the lug nuts and just lower the car down onto the wheel. Odds are the weight of the vehicle should break the wheel free.
 
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