[x-type] wheel removal problems

I recently got a flat tire and could not get the wheel off to
replace it with the spare. I called roadside assistance and
they could not get it off either.
Has anyone had this problem and if so what is the cause, and
how did you get the wheel off?–
cmsjac
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In reply to a message from cmsjac sent Sat 27 Sep 2008:

hey. I have seen and dealt with this problem many times. for some
the x-type in particular does this. not sure exactly why. maybe
rust? what I recommend is once you get the wheel off, apply a
liberal coat of wheel bearing or any multi-purpose grease to the
hub. there have been many x-types where I had to grab onto the
driveshaft and do a swinging kick to the wheel for to come loose.
hope this helps
Ron–
jaguardad
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In reply to a message from jaguardad sent Sat 27 Sep 2008:

Another way is to put the wheel nuts back on but loose and drive
the car back or forward a few feet to loosen the wheel.

bob gauff–
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rust? what I recommend is once you get the wheel off, apply a
liberal coat of wheel bearing or any multi-purpose grease to the
hub. there have been many x-types where I had to grab onto the
driveshaft and do a swinging kick to the wheel for to come loose.
hope this helps


Owning and Repairing Jaguars Since the Early 70’s
Decatur, TX., United States
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In reply to a message from motorcarman sent Sun 28 Sep 2008:

it is a fairly common problem and it has a simple explanation. you
have two rotating parts, one made of still and one – of aluminum.
threfore, you have electric current, plus moisture, plus heat and
therefore you have active corrosion going on all the time…

i’ve beeh dealing with this for the past few years, not only on x-
type. what works for me is a thin layer of anti-seize compound.
apply to the mating surface, and (if you have this problem as well -

  • I do) to the wheel studs.

this will prevent the problem in the future, but for the first time
it is a good idea to drive slowly w/ slightly loose lugnuts for a
few feet.–
The original message included these comments:

Another way is to put the wheel nuts back on but loose and drive
the car back or forward a few feet to loosen the wheel.


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In reply to a message from cmsjac sent Sat 27 Sep 2008:

This happens to lots of cars with alloy wheels,so it may be a good
idea if you periodically kemove and re fit your wheels, say twice a
year so you wont be caught out in an emergency. SUGGS–
suggs
cardiff, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from suggs sent Mon 29 Sep 2008:

For grease though I would certainly use a copper base grease
between the wheel back and the hub unit. General/wheel bearing
grease can fly outward under centrifugal force afetr being heated
and perhaps contaminate the brakes.–
c8073841
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