That's if it's a front. If it's a rear wheel, you might have to loosen the wheel bolts (lug nuts ) -but leave them most of the way in, remove the jack, and rock it back & forth using the gears & the brakes.I'm guessing it is fused to the car? Just lower the car with the bolts off until the wheel has good contact with the ground while still keeping that wheel on the jack.
Then get in the car and move the steering wheel back and forth a few times. This is definitely not the first time that a wheel has fused to the axle!
I guess we are only talking about loosening the bolts by 1 or 2 turns? Just enough to give 1 or 2 mm gap?
The corrosion will take the full wheel load, that cause the seized parts to split open, the load will transfer to the bolts and you'll have a slightly wobbly wheel.
Loosen the bolts too much you could have some big problems.
Why not - I've (as have several other people here ) done it loads of times, on several different vehicles, with no adverse effect. We are just talking about loosening the fastenings by a couple of turns, and just rocking the car back & forth, or moving the steering, not driving a couple of miles with them loose.Do not load up the wheel with the lug bolts loose!
Nope. I had to stop quickly yesterday to avoid a fox that was looking the other way. One of these destroyed the front end of my Smart a few years ago. And I do get rabbits and badgers to aim at. Fortunately no mooses.? ? ? ? ? ? - You haven't run over a sheeps have you