I'm generally posting about my 99 Impreza Outback Sport but about six months ago, I picked up a 96 Geo Prism from a kid. Great engine/trans (Toyota) and I knew it needed new front wheel bearings and a set of rear struts.
Long story short: for a bunch of reasons, the car sat outside in the No. WI.. weather for six months.
Got to work on the rear struts today and ran into a snag trying to get the rear tire off! Aaaargh. Whoever this kid had working on the car, obviously used an impact wrench on the wheel lugs and they were REALLY tight. Now I can't get the rim off the wheel.
I know by reading the forum that someone had once suggested loosening the lug nuts up and driving around crazily (I can do that!) but I'm reluctant to do that UNLESS it's the best and fastest way. Beat on it with a BFH,,,,, (big F hammer) and got nowhere.
Sprayed it down with PB Blaster and going to let it sit overnite.
So, I need some ideas. I know this has been talked about before but I couldn't find it in a search.