problem changing tire on xc70

Discussion in 'Volvo C70' started by Mike, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I was attempting to install winter wheels on my 2004 xc70. I had not
    previously changed a tire on this vehicle and was very impressed by
    the quality of the jack and the jack points on the underside of the
    vehicle. However, after raising the rear drivers side wheel and
    completely removing the five wheel bolts, I was unable to remove the
    wheel from the car. I was reluctant to apply a whole lot of force
    while the car was up on the jack and eventually gave up with mission
    not accomplished. Am I overlooking something? Any suggestions?
     
    Mike, Dec 20, 2003
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  2. Mike

    Jack G Guest

    Loosen the bolts SLIGHTLY before you put the car on the jack -

    Jack
     
    Jack G, Dec 20, 2003
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Did that. As I said in the original message, my problem is that I
    cannot remove the wheel AFTER raising the car and removing all five
    wheel bolts.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Dec 21, 2003
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  4. Mike

    G Klein Guest

    The wheel gets stuck to the hub due to a reaction from the different
    materials used you will have to get something heavy ( A Good size Hammer) &
    hit the tire this will release the wheel from the hub
    Glenn
     
    G Klein, Dec 21, 2003
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  5. Mike

    Duong Nguyen Guest

    I've never tried the following method but it seems reasonable and may
    help you:

    1. While the wheel is off the ground tighten the nuts but not fully.
    2. Lower the car. The impact of the ground on the wheel may break the
    coupling between the wheel and the hub allowing the wheel to be
    removed.
     
    Duong Nguyen, Dec 21, 2003
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  6. sounds reasonable
     
    MaryAnne Olsen, Dec 22, 2003
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  7. I was attempting to install winter wheels on my 2004 xc70. I had
    not
    I had this problem on my Alfa Romeo - in the end after having removed the
    wheel bolts, lowered the car to the ground and having physically shook the
    car from side to side, the wheel stayed firmly attached to the hub!

    I had to use a screwdriver as a chisel through one of the 'holes' in the
    alloy wheel between the wheel and hub - beating the living daylights out of
    it with a large hammer. After about 5 minutes of hammering and one very
    'well used' screwdriver later, the wheel came off!

    Needless to say, I gave the mating face of the wheel a light smear of grease
    before bolting it back on, also checking the other wheels on the same day!

    Nice to know it isn't just Alfas that this happens to!

    Adam H
     
    Rev. Alfa Adam, Jan 1, 2004
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  8. LOOSEN THE NUTS EVER SO LITTLE SO AS NOT TO DAMAGE THE TREADS AND ROLL THE
    CAR BACK AND FORTH TILL THE WHEEL LOOSENS THEN JACK IT UP AND REMOVE WHEEL
    ,REMEMBER TO TIGHTEN THE WHEEL GENTLY THEN TIGHTEN EACH NUT ACROOS FOR THE
    LAST ONE CRISS CROSS SO AS TO EVENLY SPREAD THE LOAD ON THE NUTS .
     
    John Robertson, Jan 17, 2004
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  9. EVERY THING HAPPENS TO ALFAS SAYS I AS I SHUDDER AND REMEMBER !
     
    John Robertson, Jan 17, 2004
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