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Old 25 Nov 2004, 12:21 pm
tangwong
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Default Fused tire rim

I have a 2003 Odyssey EX with almost 20K miles. I was trying to change over
to winter tires this morning. The winter tires are mounted on a separate
rims. I had no problem doing that for the rear tires but the front rims are
stuck as if they are fused to the vehicle. Does anyone have similar
experience? This is the first time it has happened to me on any vehicle.

Thanks in advance.
Tang


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Old 25 Nov 2004, 12:49 pm
Brian Smith
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"tangwong" <tangwong@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:xcednaVfwa4xvzvcRVn-2g@adelphia.com...
> I have a 2003 Odyssey EX with almost 20K miles. I was trying to change

over
> to winter tires this morning. The winter tires are mounted on a separate
> rims. I had no problem doing that for the rear tires but the front rims

are
> stuck as if they are fused to the vehicle. Does anyone have similar
> experience? This is the first time it has happened to me on any vehicle.


Just give the tires a good hard hit or two with all but one lug nuts removed
and the remaining one loosened. That should break the rust grip. A simple
solution to not having this problem occur again, would be to put some never
seize on the contact points of the wheel when you remount the rims to the
car.

Brian


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Old 25 Nov 2004, 12:58 pm
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Default Re: Fused tire rim

Hi Tang

That's happened to me as well: with all the lugs are off, the tire won't
come off. It was all rusted together.

I put some "liquid wrench" (the dropper, not the spray) so it could drip
behind the rim and tapped the tire/rim with a rubber mallet to get it off.
Just be careful you don't get any liquid wrench on the brake disks, etc -
that's why I used the oil dropper, not the spray (which goes all over the
place).
Clean the wheel rim well with some liquid wrench and put some silicone
lubricant on it to keep the rust out so it won't happen again.

Hope this helps you.
Remco



"tangwong" <tangwong@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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> I have a 2003 Odyssey EX with almost 20K miles. I was trying to change

over
> to winter tires this morning. The winter tires are mounted on a separate
> rims. I had no problem doing that for the rear tires but the front rims

are
> stuck as if they are fused to the vehicle. Does anyone have similar
> experience? This is the first time it has happened to me on any vehicle.
>
> Thanks in advance.
> Tang
>
>



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Old 25 Nov 2004, 06:08 pm
Michael Pardee
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"tangwong" <tangwong@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 2003 Odyssey EX with almost 20K miles. I was trying to change over
>to winter tires this morning. The winter tires are mounted on a separate
>rims. I had no problem doing that for the rear tires but the front rims are
>stuck as if they are fused to the vehicle. Does anyone have similar
>experience? This is the first time it has happened to me on any vehicle.
>
> Thanks in advance.
> Tang
>

It is the result of the wheels being "hub-centric" instead of "lug-centric."
The center of the wheel grips the hub and doesn't like to let go when it
rusts a bit.

See http://tegger.com/hondafaq/faq.html#lugnutgrease for more ideas.

Mike


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Old 25 Nov 2004, 09:22 pm
Chip Stein
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"remcow" <whybcuz@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<r2qpd.2$DZ3.1@fe10.lga>...
> Hi Tang
>
> That's happened to me as well: with all the lugs are off, the tire won't
> come off. It was all rusted together.
>
> I put some "liquid wrench" (the dropper, not the spray) so it could drip
> behind the rim and tapped the tire/rim with a rubber mallet to get it off.
> Just be careful you don't get any liquid wrench on the brake disks, etc -
> that's why I used the oil dropper, not the spray (which goes all over the
> place).
> Clean the wheel rim well with some liquid wrench and put some silicone
> lubricant on it to keep the rust out so it won't happen again.
>


put the nuts on half way put the car on the ground and start it,
move the steering wheel back and forth, they should pop. i've actuall
driven them like this to break them free. anyone remember ford famous
rubber coated rims?? they always stuck.
Chip
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Old 27 Nov 2004, 09:05 pm
tangwong
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Default Re: Fused tire rim

Thanks for all of the suggestions.m I'll give it a try.


"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in message
news:Q7udnY_HSLhh7jvcRVn-qA@sedona.net...
> "tangwong" <tangwong@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:xcednaVfwa4xvzvcRVn-2g@adelphia.com...
>>I have a 2003 Odyssey EX with almost 20K miles. I was trying to change
>>over to winter tires this morning. The winter tires are mounted on a
>>separate rims. I had no problem doing that for the rear tires but the
>>front rims are stuck as if they are fused to the vehicle. Does anyone have
>>similar experience? This is the first time it has happened to me on any
>>vehicle.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Tang
>>

> It is the result of the wheels being "hub-centric" instead of
> "lug-centric." The center of the wheel grips the hub and doesn't like to
> let go when it rusts a bit.
>
> See http://tegger.com/hondafaq/faq.html#lugnutgrease for more ideas.
>
> Mike
>



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