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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 30th March 2020, 13:16 Thread Starter
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Back wheel removal

Just spent 2 hours getting the wheel off my old 2012 Fiesta (which my son now drives). I remember my mate, who I sold my 2007 Fiesta having exactly the same problem and he even had the help of a racing mechanic. If you've never had the back wheels off your B Max, It might be worth getting them off and applying some grease to ensure you don't fall into the same trap.

If you do, we pulled them, banged them, prised them and resorted to driving the car a few hundred yards and braking heavily with loosened wheel nuts before it finally dislodged.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 30th March 2020, 16:34
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Top tip. Take your wheels off at least once a year, apply a thin layer of copper grease to contactable areas. Whilst your wheels are off, you can do what i do if it takes your fancy and clean the insides of them.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 30th March 2020, 19:25
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I leave it all to the garage these days !

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 31st March 2020, 21:57 Thread Starter
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That's fine until you get a puncture though John. The Fiesta tyre had a hole too big for the repair kit.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 1st April 2020, 09:33
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Fair point. I had new tyres on the back fitted in January no problems.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 1st April 2020, 19:59
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Rather than get caught out at the roadside, I regularly used to take all my wheels off and apply copper grease. I did it once and really had to tug one wheel off. Think it was a Focus. Nowadays although the will is there, I have to say it gets neglected. One day maybe, but yes it's a good idea especially if you go out into the wilds where a breakdown organisation will take ages. I have no qualms about taking wheels off etc but I realise that there are many car owners now, men included who don't really have a clue. I met one recently.

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