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How many of you have tried to remove your wheels only to find that they've seized onto the hub? Is this common on all Hyundai's? Anyway, not fun! To get them off, I loosened the lug nuts, jacked up the vehicle and removed all lug nuts save one at the top where I backed it out almost to the end of the thread . I placed a 1x6 board on the ground with edge up on the inside wall of the tire and gave the board a couple of good whacks with a sledge hammer. The wheel came loose but the top lug nut prevented the wheel from hitting the ground and damaging the rim.

Owners really should have this problem checked out immediately. You don't want to be trying to change a tire on the highway (after your free roadside assistance has expired) and have this happen. To fix this issue, I wire brushed the hub center flange and wheel center hole and spread on some anti-seize. I used the copper stuff but the silver will work as well. It's an easy permanent fix. Do it!
 

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Stock wheels? Are you using the stock alloys for winter?

I've never heard of seized wheels, only seized nuts.
 

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I have seen the wheel stuck to the hub.
Not often but enough for me to buy road side assistance.
Paid for it for three years. And used it once.
Worth it!!
 

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Stock wheels? Are you using the stock alloys for winter?

I've never heard of seized wheels, only seized nuts.
I just bought a 2017 Santa Fe xl Luxury trim with the 18" alloys. I can only assume that they were used during winter as the tires are all-seasons. They were really stuck on.
 

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I just bought a 2017 Santa Fe xl Luxury trim with the 18" alloys. I can only assume that they were used during winter as the tires are all-seasons. They were really stuck on.
That's probably why. Alloys can have all sorts of interesting interactions with steel hubs under the effects of salt and other stuff that we like to spread on our roads.

Seriously, Canadian cuisine should be maple syrup, poutine, and salted asphalt. Unfortunately that last one isn't packageable.
 

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Is this common on all Hyundai's?
It's common on all cars that have alloy wheels, regardless of what badge is on the front. Greasing the hubs before refitting the wheels will help.

If I helped you fix it, why not...

Your support is greatly appreciated
 

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I come across this all the time. Yep a block of wood and a good smack with a big hammer usually gets them off. I then sand the inside area and lubricate it with a little grease and it helps the next time round.
 

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Where I live in Canada it is very common that the wheel is stuck on the hub, our winter are pretty hard, with salt/sand on the road to help for grip.. just give it foot kick left and right an it will loose up.

You can avoid this issue by using a anti-seize on the hub, just use a wheel brush before on the hub to remove any rust, and on the inside wheel where it meets the hub, and add anti-seize on the hub, but not on the studs.

 

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Mine was stuck on so hard I had to use a 2x4 and a sledgehammer to get them off. I used anti-seize on the hub afterwards and it hasn't happened since.
 
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