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Removing a wheel


Wildcat
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Cannot remember if this came up before, but instructions say not to put a jack  under the axle, as it could bend.  I had a slow leak in a tire, so decided to try the old Pleasant Valley way to get it off.  Because it's a rough rider, the steel plate doesnt allow a jack to go under the frame.  So, I ran the jack all the way down.  Then lowered the back stabilizers all the way.  Then took the jack back up again.  The wheel just came up enough to get it off.  I left it that way, ran the tire to town to get the screw out of it, back home to put the wheel back on.  After it's on and the lug nuts tightened a ways, run the jack back down, back up with the stabilizers, then back up with the jack and finish tightening.  It worked very well in the garage, but on uneven ground, it may not lift high enough to get the wheel off.  

I once threatened to break a guy's arm if he put a jack under that axle so I'm glad to know it works.


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groveratc
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Thanks for the reminder. It has been a while since it was mentioned. 


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Wildcat
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I'm not positive if it would help any, but if I have need to do it again, I might stick a little wheel dock or something under the jack to raise it just a bit more.  It may work better with a 13 inch wheel than a 15 inch, depending on the jack and stabilizer height.  My stabilizers are the wind down with handle type, and my jack is at the side of the tongue, swing down type.


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