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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Wheel removal help in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I am trying to get the rims off my ctsv and cannot figure it out. I have thr llugs off ...
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    Chosenone is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Wheel removal help

    I am trying to get the rims off my ctsv and cannot figure it out. I have thr llugs off but the rim wont budge now. Am i missing something? Does center cap come off and how does that come off?

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    Re: Wheel removal help

    Should just be: remove five lugs then pull

    May just need some elbow grease if the hub has corroded a bit. When you put them back on, put some anti-seize on the hub where the wheel slides on. Don't put it on the wheel studs though.

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    Use a rubber mallet and give light/medium whacks around the edge of the rim...

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    Re: Wheel removal help

    just take it for a drive, they'll loosen up

    j/k.....do not do this (this is my disclaimer)

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    Re: Wheel removal help

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Use a rubber mallet and give light/medium whacks around the edge of the rim...
    I used to have to do this with my Camaro. I carried that rubber mallet inside my car for "emergencies".

    I used to what my tire, not the rim. If you want to rock the rim, get a rubber "dead blow" mallet. That's a rubber mallet with buckshot inside to give it the ooomph it needs to make the blow, but being rubber it is soft and non-marring.

    Use the rubber mallet on the rubber tire. Or a bottom of your foot while sitting down in front of it. And spray some WD40 on the hub when re-assembling.

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    Re: Wheel removal help

    You need a BFM.
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    Re: Wheel removal help

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Use a rubber mallet and give light/medium whacks around the edge of the rim...
    "Beat" me to it...

    And work on your abs/core strength.

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    Re: Wheel removal help

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Use a rubber mallet and give light/medium whacks around the edge of the rim...
    From the back side works best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaVeNous View Post

    "Beat" me to it...

    And work on your abs/core strength.
    Then you get Recaros!

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    Pull harder... I've had this issue before as well... the center hub is a very snug fit into the wheel.

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