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Old 06-14-2012, 03:47 AM   #1
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hub caps

Does anyone know how to remove the hub caps from a sunseeker le?
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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There should be a hub cap tool in one of the compartments.
My husband told me that they are very hard to remove, as the lug nuts had been torked (spelling)
Because of this we had extenders put on all 6 tires to check the air pressure, well worth the money.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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The hubcap removal tool will more than likely not work. The first time I used mine on our Sunseeker the handle just twisted. I now carry a half inch ratchet with an extension and the appropriate size socket. Just a word of caution, when you reinstall the hubcaps I would recommend using Loctite on the lugs that hold it in place. The way roads are today, even with Loctite I lost one and it almost went through the windshield of the car behind me.

I would tell you what size socket but I can't remember off the top of my head.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies but my hubcaps are attached to the tire rim.
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Guess I should have ask what year and chassis you had but I was pretty sure all the fords are the same.

Yours must be the snap on style
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:15 AM   #6
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I have a 2013 with a Chevy chassis.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:44 AM   #7
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Mine just pry off. Work a large screwdriver or hubcap tool around the rim between the hubcap and the wheel. Harbor Frieght Tools sells a hubcap tool that works great. One end for prying the cap off and a rubber mallet on the other for pounding it back on. Auto parts stores would also have such a tool.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #8
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I got the hubcaps off but any suggestions on an easy way to put them back on? I'll get one side one but when I try to get the other side on the whole thing falls off.
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Use a rubber mallet and work around the rim a little at a time. When it gets part way on it will pop in place. Try to do it evenly all the way around a little at a time.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:33 AM   #10
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It seems like the metal "teeth" that are around the inside perimeter of the cap is what is making it difficult to get the cap on. Therefore I'm scratching and gouging the inside of the rims.
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