Removing a tire from 2003 Dakota

Tiny
MCGUIREPV
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  • 2003 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,000 MILES
I have removed all 6 lug nuts from the right rear and the tire and rim are still on as tight as before I removed the nuts. How do I get the darned thing off to fix the flat?

PS I just bought the truck and didn't realize there must be a trick to it.
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 AT 8:43 PM

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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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If all lugs are out it s stuck on
Hit it with a hammer or use a bar on the inside and pry it out
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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No trick, just corrosion. Put one lug nut back on loosely so you don't have to chase the tire into your neighbor's yard, then smack the back of the wheel with a large rubber hammer. A much less-preferred method is to put all the nuts on loosely then drive it a few yards. Don't go too far because that can damage the holes in the wheel. Those surfaces must match the lug nuts so the friction holds them tight.
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 AT 9:14 PM
Tiny
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If ya aint got a rubber hammer use 2x4. Buford's way always works for me!
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 AT 10:04 PM

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