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Unread 02-25-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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Stripped lug nuts??

Any one have any tips or tricks how to remove stripped lug nuts?? The lug nuts basically snapped in half and easy outs arent helping at all. All they are doin is strippin them even more. Any ideas??

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Unread 02-25-2007, 01:28 PM   #2
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vicegrips? They also sell those gator sockets at walmart that are supposed to latch on even if the blot is stripped.
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Unread 02-25-2007, 01:38 PM   #3
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Any one have any tips or tricks how to remove stripped lug nuts?? The lug nuts basically snapped in half and easy outs arent helping at all. All they are doin is strippin them even more. Any ideas??
I'm having trouble visualizing what you mean by "The lug nuts basically snapped in half " Are you able to post a pix? Did this happen to all the nuts?
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Unread 02-25-2007, 01:42 PM   #4
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I've never seen a lug nut split in half. I've seen the studs break though. If it's the 'stud post' and not the 'lug nut', you have two options... maybe more...

Option 1: Get a good C-clamp and place it behind the spindle while keeping the other end on top of the stud.... tighthen... that should drift the stud out.
Option 2: brace the back of the spindle with something and then hammer out the stud.
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Unread 02-25-2007, 02:09 PM   #5
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this is the lower half of the lug nut still on the stud

http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/share....tate=RETRIEVED

This is the upper half that broke off

http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/share....tate=RETRIEVED

sry for the poor quality its off my phone
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most lugs have a cover on them it looks to me liek that is the cover that came off?
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this is the lower half of the lug nut still on the stud

http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/share....tate=RETRIEVED

This is the upper half that broke off

http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/share....tate=RETRIEVED

sry for the poor quality its off my phone
Wow! Those must be some really crappy lug nuts to do that! Or maybe they were installed cross threaded with an impact wrench.
If you can get a female type extractor (which can fit over the broken piece), that may work (not if it was cross treaded, tho).
Or, get some cobalt drill bits and use progressively larger ones until the stud is drilled out. You should then be able to know the nut off and pop the stud out . If you has a torch, just heat the center of the stud/nut until it melts and give it a shot with a hammer. I would change all my lug nuts if I were you.
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Unread 02-25-2007, 05:20 PM   #8
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I had to drill mine out.
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yeah that looks sucky. probably need to drill it out. Start with small bits and slowly move up. Keep the drill at a low speed to keep a tip on your bit and use a bit of oil too. Not sure if you can fit it but if you have a 5/8 or 3/4 12pt half inch socket? I cant remember exactly but you might be able to hammer it on there really deep and tight and back it off with a impact gun. Looks tight in there so it may not work but Id give it a try.
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i had a lug nut stripped on my old truck, ended up beating a smaller socket onto the lug eventually with beating it on it got a good bite and we got it out
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Unread 02-25-2007, 07:56 PM   #11
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i had a lug nut stripped on my old truck, ended up beating a smaller socket onto the lug eventually with beating it on it got a good bite and we got it out
I tried that too, I still ended up drilling it out.
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Unread 02-25-2007, 09:06 PM   #12
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So yea after a few hours of tring different things we finllay got it. I eneded up having to drill em out. So thanx for the help yall its really appreciatd. I thank everyone for there input and advice
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I wonder if JB welding a socket to it overnite would have grabbed it??

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Defiently have to drill it out. I just did mine, about a half an hour job. Have fun!

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I wonder if JB welding a socket to it overnite would have grabbed it??

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I don't think so.
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