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cant change my spare!

i got my rims in today and i was going to install them myself, but theres one problem...my steelies wont come off. obviously i took off the hub cap and then proceded to loosen the bolts, but they wouldnt budge. both my brother and i tried and all it did was rock the car. is there some kind of trick or what? its pretty frustrating

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prob rusted to the disks/drums mine are like that just give them a kick and sort of wiggle them off.



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they should break free with no trick involved. how many lugs did you try? they will feel like that (right before they break) if they have been overtorqued, or cross threaded. hope thats not the case.
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Are you saying you couldn't get the lug nuts off? or the wheel? It you got the lug nuts off just kick the wheel like snake said.



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i cant get the lugs off. i tried both front and rear on the left side. cant be rusted because i only have a little over 5000miles on it.

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Well first step is to go to the gym.. lol j/k But seriously there is no trick to them, just gotta have some muscle!



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Well first step is to go to the gym.. lol j/k But seriously there is no trick to them, just gotta have some muscle!
i do lol but seriously i moved my car more than i moved the lug

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reread, its the bolts if you are using a ratchet get a piece of pipe or something to extend it out and get more leverage on it.
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i would take it somewhere. let them deal with it. wheel studs can be a pita to replace. not sure about the cobalt. but ive done them on other cars.
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Are you using the stock tire iron? Maybe go buy a star bar form autozone or something



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