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Rear tires stuck on axials

 
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Old 03-21-2000, 07:55 AM
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Rear tires stuck on axials

Has anybody had trouble taking the reart tires off? I was going to rotate my tires, but when I tried to take the rear tires off they were stuck on the axial. I called up ford and they said that this is common for the aluminum wheels on the super duty trucks.
Does anybody have a solution to this problem?
 
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Old 03-21-2000, 06:34 PM
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Rear tires stuck on axials

Don't you just love that added safety feature? I know I feel better knowing I could lose all of the lug nuts and I still don't have to worry about my tires coming off!
I had that same very problem but, with all four, not just two. I tried for hours to get them off with no luck. I hit them, kicked them, pushed them, pulled them, hit them with hammers, and finally slapped them and called them names. After none of those attempts worked I got out the WD-40 and soaked them down. I then waited 4-5 hours and reversed my previous process. I think the key is to call them names first because after that they started breaking lose. I still almost had to kick the truck off the jack before they would come off but, it worked. I'm sure my neighbors were also delighted since I supplied them with an afternoon of entertainment. If you want to make sure it doesn't happen again you might want to pick up some anti-seize from an auto parts store and give them a nice coating.
 
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Old 03-21-2000, 07:43 PM
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Rear tires stuck on axials

I had the same problem on my Explorer with Aluminum wheels.

Finally gave up pumped enough air into it to get to a shop and let them deal with it.

Galvanic Corrosion between the un-painted steel and the aluminum wheel. When I had the rear wheels off my SD to install the Velvet Rides I painted the axle hub with corrosion paint to help prevent it. Also rotating the wheels regularly will help as well.

Will
 
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Old 03-22-2000, 10:25 PM
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Rear tires stuck on axials

Mine did exactly the same thing. Go to Wal Mart
or any auto supply store and get a tube of Permatex anti-sieze. When you have the wheels off
the next time, put a thin film of the anti-sieze on the inner radius of the rim where it centers on the axle hub. Renew the film every time you take the rear rims off. A tube will last a lifetime. I've found that painting the hubs will
sometimes stick the rims on even tighter.
 
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Old 03-26-2000, 02:10 AM
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