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I have just tried to remove the wheels from my Carlton to transfer to another, undone all the bolts and hit the tyres with a sledge hammer. They will not budge, same on all four axles. They were only changed last year to have new tyres on, any ideas on how to remove them?
 

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Front wheels. Loosen wheel securing screws(wheelnuts) a little about 3/4 of a turn. Find a disused bit of tarmac accelerate to about 20mph bang the brakes on.
Back wheels,loosen the same amount,do a drag strip start.
One wheel at a time if it makes you feel safer,and watch out for following traffic. Might need repeating,but almost always works.

Or take it to tyre specialist.

On replacing the wheels,use a thin coating of Coppaslip between the inner face of the wheel and the hub. Jerry
 

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Just guessing but I would say a drag strip start is where u rev the car hard with the handbrake on so the front wheels spin smoke flies then let the handbrake off and boot the accelerator hard???
 

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Hello,

When I have had this issue in the past, I tend to jack the car up and liberally apply WD40 around the hub and into each bolt hole on the allow. Leave for a few minutes, then using a rubber headed mallet, whack at the rim to lossen the wheels. It's a little less harsh than a lump hammer and ideal. Plus Gas is another spray penetrator that works even better.

A drag strip start is to basically set the revs high and spin the wheels. On an auto you do this by putting your foot hard on the brake pedal, turn off TC and increase the revs to around 2500 RPM, then let the brake pedal out suddenly and floor it. I wouldn't recommend it though as it doesn't do the box much good. It's also known as 'Loading up the torque convertor'.

James
 
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