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Old 11-08-2011, 06:15 AM
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Default Can't get hubcap off!!

I can't find any way to get the Ford chrome hubcaps off that match right up to the stock steel wheel holes. There's no little slot to pry the center cap up. Anyone know what to do?

Included is a pic of the rim/tire. I need the cap off so I can rotate it and get to the tire stem, which is stuck under the hubcap.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:24 AM
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Sorry for posting this twice. It didn't show that it loaded the first time.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:28 AM
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Default Re: Can't get hubcap off!!

Carefully try with a small standard screwdriver...
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:40 AM
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Carefully try with a small standard screwdriver...
Does that work, or are you joking?

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Nevermind. I got the steel center cap off, but I'm not really seeing how to get the outer part off. It isn't budging at all.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:45 AM
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Default Re: Can't get hubcap off!!

It has to come off some how...How in the hell you get to the lugnuts?? Thats why I said carefully... According you the pic you provided, it looks like it should come off...I'm not certain that it will tho...
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:45 AM
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Default Re: Can't get hubcap off!!

if he's not kidding and you do try it wrap a rag around it to prevent scratching. Or use a non-marring prybar.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Can't get hubcap off!!

I got the steel center cap off with the screwdriver now, and I can get to the lugnuts, but I can't seem to find how to get the outer plastic hubcap off. I've seen similar ones on youtube that just pull right off with a sort of hooked metal bar, and I have something like that in the tools that came with the truck, but I don't want to break the plastic.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:16 AM
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I got the steel center cap off with the screwdriver now, and I can get to the lugnuts, but I can't seem to find how to get the outer plastic hubcap off. I've seen similar ones on youtube that just pull right off with a sort of hooked metal bar, and I have something like that in the tools that came with the truck, but I don't want to break the plastic.
Is there anything like tabs or clips on the backside of the rim...it has to come off...i dont see it being molded onto the metal rim.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:27 AM
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I do see metal tabs clipped to the metal rim. Am I supposed to bend them?
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:30 AM
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Do they attach to the plastic/metal piece that you're trying to get off on the front side of the rim?? You can try bending them back..start with one and see what happens..Don't bend too much as they might break.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:02 AM
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bring it over to goodyear and give the guy a fin for a beer and have him tell you. he's prob done hundreds of those. he might even be an alcoholic by now if those caps are popular in your area.
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