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My 407 recently got a puncture; having taken the wheel bolts out, the wheel refused to budge. I phoned Marshalls of Huntingdon (vendors) and was told I would need a mallet to hammer the wheel off !.. needless to say this was never mentioned to me when I bought the car, and this precision tool is not in the standard wheel change kit. Has anyone else encountered this problem ?
 

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FrancisTJG said:
My 407 recently got a puncture; having taken the wheel bolts out, the wheel refused to budge. I phoned Marshalls of Huntingdon (vendors) and was told I would need a mallet to hammer the wheel off !.. needless to say this was never mentioned to me when I bought the car, and this precision tool is not in the standard wheel change kit. Has anyone else encountered this problem ?

What year is your car? The wheel will be held on by some rust and some dirt etc no big deal. If you resort to a hammer place a piece of wood across the back of the alloy and hit that,one or two strikes will shock it loose. Befroe you refit it use some grease to prevent this happening again.
 

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In the past when I have had a wheel stick, a kick to the outside of the tyre dislodges it; this was much tougher. The car is 11 months old, and it seems it is a common problem, and it took 6 hefty blows to dislodge it. Which effectively means anyone who is not strong and able bodied, cannot change a wheel on the car, and thus faces a wait for the fourth emergency services.
 

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Hi, i try to rotate my tyres every 6 months to even out tyre wear and have not had any wheels sticking to the hub facing surface, copper grease is the best way to prevent wheels sticking.:thumb:
 
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