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I need to gte in the wheel arch and I can't seem to get the wheel off! I got the little MINI black thing out the centre and there appeared to be a bolt in there, do I need to take that off as well? It's a big mutha..

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Horgy
 

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STOP!!!!

the MINI centre does not need to come out, just the bolts on the wheel, you might find that this has then bonded to the car, there are few ways to get them off. If you do a search on here you will find quite a few threads about it.

Rubber mallet hitting wheel from behind, could do damage if you are not careful
Only loosen the wheel nuts, then move the car slightly to loosen the wheel, scary stuff:eek:

But the middle one is not used to attach the wheel to the car!


Good luck
 

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Deserter Zed
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put the car onto an axle stand (dont trust the MINI jack!) and give the top of the tyre a dam good kick!!

BMW dealerships seem to have an aversion to cooper slip!

also if the car has been jet washed regularly it tends to wash all the grease out and bond the wheel to the hub.
 
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