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Hi Craig - much more common on alloys wheels I'm afraid - ask any member of the car rescue services. A rubber mallet tends to bounce - you could try using a block of wood and heavy hammer thumping the rim on alternative sides and see what happens. If still no joy - replace the wheel bolts and tighten them up - loosen them all off one turn only. Let the car back down on to the ground and drive slowly forwards and backwards a few times jabbing the breaks hard each time and see if it helps. Once removed you will need to clean off the accesc corrosion and a smear of copper grease will prevent corrosion in the future. Where you have 2 dis-similar metals (e.g steel and aluminium)there is always the risk of electrolitic corrosion.
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