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I never had this happen before or seen anything like it. I went to rotate my tires and I take the lugs off the back wheel and the wheel would not come off. It was stuck on the hub. I kicked and hit the tire with sledgehammer. Still did not come off. I soaked it in wd40 and tapped on the rim with a hammer yet still nothing. My brother had to lay under the car and kick outward to remove the wheel. This was only on one side. It was very odd.

Anyone else ever have this happen? I hope I do not get this every time I try and remove a wheel. I can't wait to run down the rubber on these tires so I can put on my altima wheels. I just hope they fit :).
 

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Did you see any debris on the hub when you removed it? Clean the hub and the inside of the wheel that touches the hub. Spray some brake cleaner and use a scouring pad or brush, so it don't stick on when you have to remove them again.
 

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Did you see any debris on the hub when you removed it? Clean the hub and the inside of the wheel that touches the hub. Spray some brake cleaner and use a scouring pad or brush, so it don't stick on when you have to remove them again.
Nope I didn't notice anything on there. This was the first time the wheel was ever removed from the factory. Too late to do anything to the hub as it's back on :). Thanks for the advice though.
 

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I rotated my tires for the 1st time since the factory, and they poped off just fine. They actually, once in air, just fell off, lol!!
 

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This is the joy of living in new England with excess amount of sand and salt on the roads.
 

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NO NEED TO WORRY, very common

this is why I always tell EVERYONE to torque there wheels with no more than 90footlbs of torque.... recommended is 80lbs (but that is for OEM lug nuts)... after market lug nuts I always give it a tiny bit more


my method, grab another wheel/tire and hit the stuck wheel with it... :) never fails
 

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I always put a light coat of Neverseeze on the mounting surface as well as the stud threads. I know there are plenty of people who tell you NEVER to use neverseeze on wheel studs, but keep it off the tapered seating area, and you'll be fine.
 

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I agree about the Never-seez, don't leave home without it. Another thing to try if it happens again, loosen the lugs a turn or so, and roll the car forward and back a couple of times. This may loosen it. Car will have more force than a hammer and the wheel won't get dented. I have to do this sometimes on my truck with aluminum wheels. Another thought, is it the proper wheel?
 

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The wheel I had stuck on was the original wheel that came from the factory. It was the first time removed.
 

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that happened to me too, my right rear wheel wouldnt come off, so i kicked it off haha. but it happens to a lot of people
 

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I have a 2020 SV and have been hearing 'stories' about some manufacturers going with 2 piece lug nuts (mild steel core with chrome plated cap). The core corrodes over time swelling the cap so that lug wrench does not fit. The 'fix' is to replace the 2 piece lug nuts with old fashioned one piece, solid, chrome plated lug nuts BEFORE they corrode.

Does Nissan use such 2 piece lug nuts?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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