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Old 12-05-2004, 21:48   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 89 Ranger that the passenger wheel lug nuts are loose from the inside so I don't think they are stripped and I can't get the wheel off. What can I use to cut the rim to take it off.

All five lug nuts just spin around, damaged the rim, hub, bearings and everything else and just about fell off but didn't, thank God! But it does have to come off to be replaced.

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Re: 89 Ranger/ Remove wheel HELP

Sounds like you will need a whole new hub and everything for that wheel, i would say get it off any way you can without danaging the wheel, if you intend to grind or oxy, try not to let things get too hot, heat causes stress, causes things to become weak.
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Old 12-05-2004, 23:27   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 89 Ranger/ Remove wheel HELP

Hmmmmmm I'm not sure what the oxy thing is, can you tell me what it is? How or what you need to try it? This whole thing is a nightmare. My landlord is trying to help me and he isn't even sure what to do or how to get the wheel off.

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Sounds like you will need a whole new hub and everything for that wheel, i would say get it off any way you can without danaging the wheel, if you intend to grind or oxy, try not to let things get too hot, heat causes stress, causes things to become weak.
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Re: 89 Ranger/ Remove wheel HELP

Cripes! Is it possible to post some pics?

Try taking the whole arm off. Undo the shock bolt, A arm bolts, steering arm and whatever else's connected to the underbody. At least that will make it a little easier to work on.
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Re: 89 Ranger/ Remove wheel HELP

Use nut splitters (see http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=40929) of a suitable size from Harbour Freight or JC Whitney etc.; crack the lug nuts with them. Or use a small angle grinder to do the same thing. Remember to use the safety glases.

If you have high quality chrome lug nuts you will a higher quality expensive nut splitter. The angle grinder with a high quality steel cutting disk will handle anything and if need be even cun the wheel.

I've seen this happen when someone put the lug nuts on backwards (countersunk bit outside instead of in the recess); allowed the wheel to wobble pushing the studs out of the disk brake.
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Re: 89 Ranger/ Remove wheel HELP

Hmmmmm Yeah, I think he is going to use the angle grinder to cut the rim. He said he can't use the nut splitter because something about them being inside and can't reach them. I'm frustrated because the weather was nice yesterday and it might snow today but he didn't touch the truck and he has to work on it outside. Is it a really hard or a timely thing to do?

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A few minutes with an angle grinder should do it.
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