Jacking up all four NOW: Audi jack A JOKE

Benjamin Kwan bkwan at lynx.dac.neu.edu
Sat Mar 20 16:49:31 EST 2004

When I do the summer/winter switchover there's always one that's stuck.
I've used the technique that Brett used here and it works fine.  

Another technique that works for me is to loosen the bolts and jack up
the opposite corner of the car.  The weight of the car on that corner
usually breaks things free.


On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, Mike Miller wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at cloud9.net>
> >
> > Here's a tip that might help...next time, just loosen the lug nuts,
> > put the car back on the ground, put it in gear, get it rolling at a
> > walking pace or faster, and then slam on the brakes as hard as you
> > can.  May have to do it 2-3 times.  The wheel's not going anywhere,
> > but there will be plenty of play to break the corrosion.
> >
> > This was the only thing that worked to get my wheels off after the
> > car sat in the driveway for several months.  A gear puller will also
> > work; block of VERY strong wood and hook the arms of the puller in
> > the spokes(only really works with the BBS mesh wheels).
> >
> > B
> Good tip Brett. I guess I"ve always had my wheels off twice a year to do the
> summer/winter thing and never had a problem with them sticking. Speaking of
> which, I just switched to the summer tires - *big* difference in the way the
> cars feels with 205/65/15 snows and 225/50/16 summers.
> Whenever I've used the Audi jack, I put a piece of 2 x 6 under it - seems to
> keep it from slipping.
> mike
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