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1990 Toyota Pickup Question: Can't get wheel/tire to come off

 

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ksjosh1982, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Arkansas City, KS, March 07, 2011, 16:15
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There doesn't appear to be a hub cap just the wheel and some piece in the middle that wont budge. I've pulled on the thing for two hours and it will not come off. Everything I've seen deals with the spare tire which was a piece of cake to get to but there is no posts about actually removing the wheel and flat tire. HELP!

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    Precision Automotive Service (101 Answers) , Sacramento, CA - (916) 256-2796
    Precision Automotive Repair March 07, 2011, 18:04
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    Sounds like it's rusted in place. Spray some penetrating fluid (WD-40, PB Blaster, etc.) where the wheel contacts the drum or rotor and let it work a little. Then use a hammer and beat on the tire (back side) to loosen the wheel. Put a few lug nuts on a few threads so when the wheel does come loose, it will not leave the area.

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