TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL
WHEELS, RIMS, TIRES
Insert rim tool into removing notch, near split in the
ring and push downward to remove lock-ring from
rim gutter, A second rim tool may be helpful to aid
in removal (Fig. 44).
THREE-PIECE FLAT BASE
Remove valve core and completely deflate the tire
or both tires if working on duals before removing
the tire and rim assembly from the truck. Remove
tire assembly from truck and place on floor with
the side-ring up. Insert
tapered end of rim tool into depression in lock ring,
or between rings, and press down on side ring to
free bead. Continue around tire until the bead is
completely rings, freed from the bead seat (Fig.
Insert rim tool between lock-ring and sidering.
Press down to pry ring up and continue around rim
until lock-ring is free (Fig. 45). Remove lock and
side-rings from rim. Turn assembly over, unseat
second tire bead, stand tire up and remove rim