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my_little_pony_fangirl
01-29-2008, 06:10 PM
How to change tire for a 1993 subaru legacy? I have removed the lug nuts. can't get tire off.?

DM
01-29-2008, 11:48 PM
Is the car jacked up off the ground?

DrDeviance
01-30-2008, 05:27 AM
Thump the inside of the rim with a big hammer a few times (Do not bend the rim) but sometimes you have to be a bully to get them off.Another way is... put all the lug nuts back on about half way, set the car back on the ground... if on the front... turn the wheel back and forth a couple times... in the rear... rock the car side to side a few times... these usually work for us.- Good Luck!

Johnny
01-30-2008, 11:05 AM
It might need a little muscle to break it away from the axle hub. Rust builds up between the rims and axle hubs, heat and moisture cause the metal to seize together. You need to spray some rust remover (PB Blaster) into and around the lug nuts and allow in to set for several minutes. Get a large hammer and a big piece of wood. Carefully hold the wood flat against the rim and strike it with the hammer. If that doesn't free the rim, put the lugs back on finger tight and place the wheel back on the ground and push on the fender of the car in the direction of the rim. Very common with aluminum rims and steel brake parts.

oldmechanicsrule
01-30-2008, 04:44 PM
all of the above, but be sure to set the car on jack stands, as you cannot trust a jack when working on the car your self. Otherwise, take it in and have a mechanic loosen the rim from the hub. I've had to get the rim hot with a cutting torch to get them loose. Guess what, it happened to be a Subaru...