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    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 11th May 18, 8:44 PM
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    Flat tyre will not come off
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    • 11th May 18, 8:44 PM
    Flat tyre will not come off 11th May 18 at 8:44 PM
    last night when I parked up and got out the car I can hear 'pssssst' - the classic sound of air coming out of tyre. As I was parked up at home late at night and couldn't see exactly where it was coming from, I left it thinking I will see in the day time which tyre is flat.

    It is my front left wheel.

    So today I tried changing it to the spare. It is a vw polo 61 reg automatic.

    I took the 5 nuts off (I think they are called lug nuts) but the wheel does not slide out. I took the middle vw disk off and can see what looks like a big screw. I'd post a pic here if I knew how to. The screw in the middle looks like it can come off but I don't have the tool for this, so maybe it doesn't have to come off.

    I've had a browse online and watched videos. It seems I can loosely put the lugnuts back on and drive a bit until the wheel makes a 'crank' sound. but would this work with a flat? (the vids I seen did not demonstrate with a flat). What are my other options in getting the wheel off? Theres a kwik fit about a mile away but I'm not confident in driving to there with a flat.
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    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 13th May 18, 8:27 AM
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    They aren't "lug nuts" this side of the Atlantic. They're wheel nuts (or, more likely, bolts).
    • cubegame
    • By cubegame 13th May 18, 8:51 AM
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    Not one person mentioned the old school way of doing it.

    Once you got your wheel nuts out, simply swing the spare at the top of the stuck wheel.

    Never known that not to work.
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