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Old 01-03-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Aluminum rim welded to brake drum?

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Got a new set of wheels as one front rim wrecked in an accident.
Trying to take the rear driver side off and it wont budge. I havent had it off since I got the jeep a year ago so dont know how long it was like that.
Sprayed with wd and liquid wrench kicked hit everything. Finally got fed up and was hitting inner side of rim with a 4 pound mallet. Still not budging. Any ideas on how to get this thing off?

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Old 01-04-2014, 12:13 AM   #2
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:46 AM   #3
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Interesting thought. Need a big one to generate more force than the mallet. How would you attach it?

Kind of thought with all the hitting it would come off with the drum and Id just get another drum. Hoping to get the front end back together today. If I move it a bit I can get a better angle to beat on it.

I have one last thing to try. Remembered I have a huge gear puller from when I was an industrial mechanic. I did use it to pull off stuck brake drums years ago. Going to pry out the center cap and give the puller a try today.
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #5
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Try loosening the lug nuts a couple of turns and driving in a figure 8 pattern until you hear it break loose. Use the weight of the Jeep as your tool.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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That is actually plan b if the gear puller doesnt work.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #7
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Got the gear puller to go in,arms hooked onto the drum. As soon as we get the front axle back in and steering put back together going to give it a try.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:51 PM   #8
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Maybe a little heat also.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:14 PM   #9
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Worked! Had that puller 25 years used it less than 10 times but daym its worth keeping when i need it! Came out real slow needed a 2' breaker bar then really loud pop! and it was off. No sign of why they wouldnt separate.All looks normal.Odd
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:17 PM   #10
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Worked! Had that puller 25 years used it less than 10 times but daym its worth keeping when i need it! Came out real slow needed a 2' breaker bar then really loud pop! and it was off. No sign of why they wouldnt separate.All looks normal.Odd
Good. Wonder if it was just possibly the corrosion from different types of alloys. Who knows.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:27 PM   #11
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01 tj Got a new set of wheels as one front rim wrecked in an accident. Trying to take the rear driver side off and it wont budge. I havent had it off since I got the jeep a year ago so dont know how long it was like that. Sprayed with wd and liquid wrench kicked hit everything. Finally got fed up and was hitting inner side of rim with a 4 pound mallet. Still not budging. Any ideas on how to get this thing off?
Back the lug nuts off 1/2 turn and floor it on a washboard road. If that doesn't do. Dynamite.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:49 AM   #12
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formerly running a tire shop, its not that uncommon to come across this "welding" issue. Often times, a piece of two by four protecting the rim and a BFH with a few hefty strikes sets the problem free. Very common problem in the salty states where im at. be carefull not to miss your target swinging too forcefully...Ive done this in the past as well...lol
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:42 PM   #13
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Before installing aluminum wheels I coat the backside and the hub area with anti-sieze it prevents galvanic corrosion.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:06 PM   #14
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Good info! thanks. The rims on it now are steel but thats good to know for the future.

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