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Old 03-16-2009, 15:12   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm new to this site, and I'm hoping maybe someone can help me. I recently purchased a 97 ranger that had been sitting for a year. I could hear brakes dragging so jacked up a front wheel. The wheel did not turn freely, in fact, you have to put a little pressure on it. So, I decided to take the wheel off and have a look, but the wheel won't come off. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-16-2009, 19:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: brake problem

a shot of penetrating oil around the hub, a couple smacks with a hamer (hit the tire) and it should come free. Of course, make sure the vehicle is securly supported.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:40   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Fonz, My concern now is getting it off, but then the brake pressure not allowing me to get it back on. I'm thinking I might just take it to a shop and let them deal with it. I of course wanted to save some money by doing it myself, but brakes are certainly something I want done correctly. Thanks for responding.
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Old 03-17-2009, 19:53   #4 (permalink)
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The brake pressure won't affect getting the wheel back on, the rotor would be a different story though. Sounds like you have a sticking or siezed rotor. Good call on taking it to a shop if you are not confident enough to DIY.
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