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Wheels Wheels stuck on

speedking

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Did the wheel rotation at the weekend. For three of the wheels, even with all 5 nuts removed, it was very difficult to remove the wheels.

Yes, of course the garage had overtightened the nuts, but the root cause was a small amount of corrosion. I think the inner part of the hub is a snug fit in the (standard 19") wheels and a small amount of corrosion had welded the wheels on. There was also some corrosion on the face of the hub, but I can't see that being a big issue.

I had to use a lump hammer and a bit of wood to break the seal. Kicking the tyre was insufficient. Not what you want to be doing when the car is supported on 2 jacks with one wheel already removed. I have applied some copper grease in the hope that will prevent a recurrence.

Just some advice if you set out on a half hour job to find that you don't have all the tools that you need.
 

Shadow-Flo

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No grease on the hubs!! Just on the centering diameter (67,1mm). By greasing the complete hub surface you will massivly decrease the surface pressure between wheel and hub.
 

speedking

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Would have to be a big mallet! I was using a clubhammer on a piece of wood and it took a fair few substantial whacks. Also you have to be partly under the car which is only supported on a jack, made me nervous.
 

Welsh i30N

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Hi
Did you kerb your wheel? I did mine missing an idiot driving too fast in centre of a narrow road.
I clipped the lowered edge / side of a speed bump near the kerb. Apparently cutting the wheel makes it different from rest or they have to cut an angled cut on edge which looks different from other wheels. £330 a wheel in the UK :mad:
 

Welsh i30N

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Hi Speed King.
Hyundai don't fit copper grease so 2 different metals bind. Try hitting tyre on edge near wheel from under the car. I would use an axle stand to be safe. Tap the bottom then around the wheel. I had to whack mine hard but it came off.
 
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RGW3799

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Hi
Did you kerb your wheel? I did mine missing an idiot driving too fast in centre of a narrow road.
I clipped the lowered edge / side of a speed bump near the kerb. Apparently cutting the wheel makes it different from rest or they have to cut an angled cut on edge which looks different from other wheels. £330 a wheel in the UK :mad:
Yes of sorts was my fault though but the wheel isn't reparable.

Hyundai quoted £270 for a new one but just didn't know if I could get a good second hand one for less?
 

iiNNEX

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Yes of sorts was my fault though but the wheel isn't reparable.

Hyundai quoted £270 for a new one but just didn't know if I could get a good second hand one for less?
There have been entire sets of wheels sold for not much more than that, I'd look for a good used one mate.
 
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