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Tire removal question Help!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by watson37, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    watson37

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    Clearly I'm not the brightest person. I went out to the garage and realized I've got a flat on my 2004 tacoma prerunner But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the tire. :confused: Raised the vehicle removed the lug nuts and the tire won't budge. It looks like the inside rim fits on a grove in the hub. I sprayed abit of WD 40 which hasn't helped so far. Like I said I'm not too bright. I hope to god I don't need some special Toyota tool other then myself lol. Any help would be great .

    Thanks Adam.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    Dead blow hammer the inside of the rim. DO NOT use a regular hammer. Leave one lug nut partially on to keep the tire from flying off. Make sure you are securely on jack stands too!
     
  3. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    just kick the shit. Make sure your not under the truck when you do it though lol truck could fall on you if the wheel flys off and the jack fails ;)
     
  4. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    Kick the outter edges of the tires, your hub and wheel have rusted together. Maybe PB Blaster if nothing else works, but be careful about overspray on the brakes and make sure you clean it up afterwards so it doesn't get thrown all down the side of the truck (same with your WD40).
     
  5. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    Snowman

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    And put some anti-seize around the hub before you put the wheel back on.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    Thank god. After a bunch of swearing and kicking I got it off. Thanks.
     
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