Re: Advice on stuck wheel
"Timo Wildschut" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I know its not a landy but while lurking here for the last few months this
> group has proven to be a reliable source of information. Good work guys!
> A friend of mine has a Mazda 121 with the left front brake stuck. This
> shouldn't be too hard to repair but... I can't get the wheel off.
> Apparently the brake got very hot and something glued the wheel to the
> axleplate. The wheelnuts come off easilly but the wheel just stays in
> place, even with the full weight of the car on it!
> Has someone seen this before? I am tempted to just whack it with a
> 5-pounder but I'm afraid to damage the flimsy wheel. Any advice would be
> greatly appreciated.
Not necessarily from the heat. Alloy wheels often corrode enough to seize
onto the axle stub. I've seen this on a few vehicles including my
As others have said, loosening the wheel nuts and doing a few figure eights
should break it free.