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Stripped Lugnuts...

ok i had a slow leak on the driver's side front tire, i got to put on the spare tire, take off the centercap, and the bolts are stripped. eventually i get em all off but one, its stripped so bad to where everytime i try to take it off the tire-iron just keeps slipping off. Is there anything i can do besides take it to a shop?

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Use a 19mm 6 point socket and a brakerbar

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it didnt work either...
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i got these awesome sockets from sears that take old bolts off. they rock! i just forget what they are called. i used it on my oil drain plug once. they kick ass!

here! i found them!!
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my brother was just telling me about those! im gonna go pick some up as soon as possible

thanks, thunderbirdlver
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my brother was just telling me about those! im gonna go pick some up as soon as possible

thanks, thunderbirdlver
awesome! i am really glad i could contribute. i have used those things many times. they are super duper usefull!

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ok i went to sears, picked up the sockets, tried to get the lugnuts off and the socket breaks!!!

no problem....i take it to back to sears and get a exchange, i try to take it off again, and it slips...it stripped the bolt even more, i get frustrated and leave the tire alone....a few hours later i try to give it another go, only to find out that my stepdad tried to get it off and the lugnut is completley round, not one edge at all!!

is there anything else i can do besides take it to a shop? is there anyway i can cut the lugnut off or anything?
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Not sure if there is enough room but what about one of those wrenches that use the rubber straps? Not sure if it would grip or not.
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ok i went to sears, picked up the sockets, tried to get the lugnuts off and the socket breaks!!!

no problem....i take it to back to sears and get a exchange, i try to take it off again, and it slips...it stripped the bolt even more, i get frustrated and leave the tire alone....a few hours later i try to give it another go, only to find out that my stepdad tried to get it off and the lugnut is completley round, not one edge at all!!

is there anything else i can do besides take it to a shop? is there anyway i can cut the lugnut off or anything?

did you hammer it on all the way first? my oil plug was a pain in the behind. but i took the special socket and hammered it on then it came right off. if you did, then DAMN! did hulk hogan put those nuts on?

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Then find you an impact socket that is a smaller diameter than the round lugnut and beat it on there with a BFH. Once on, use a breaker bar and it should pop. I have yet to have one NOT come off using this method. Also works on McGaurd lugs when someone looses the key.

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Maybe try heating it up a bit before you try to take it off.
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then when you put them back on use some anit-sieze and torque them with a torque wrench.
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use a dremel and cut it off and get new studs. you're gonna need them anyways

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Then find you an impact socket that is a smaller diameter than the round lugnut and beat it on there with a BFH. Once on, use a breaker bar and it should pop. I have yet to have one NOT come off using this method. Also works on McGaurd lugs when someone looses the key.

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UPDATE!
i was driving home from work and my tire pops again its the same one with the stripped lugnut. this time the tire is just about off of the rim! because of the stripped lugnut i cannot remove the rim, to put the spare tire on ive tried just about everything!

i only have basic tools (socket wrench's, screwdrivers, wrenches and an impact gun) and i dont have the money to take it to a shop right now is there ANYTHING i can do!?!
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i was driving home from work and my tire pops again its the same one with the stripped lugnut. this time the tire is just about off of the rim! because of the stripped lugnut i cannot remove the rim, to put the spare tire on ive tried just about everything!

i only have basic tools (socket wrench's, screwdrivers, wrenches and an impact gun) and i dont have the money to take it to a shop right now is there ANYTHING i can do!?!
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I've heard of others taking a cheap socket with some JB weld/Magna Steel and gluing the cheap socket onto the lug nut. Then once it dries you loosen it up. I haven't done this but it sounds like it should work as long as the stuff holds. That JB weld and Magna Steel can be drilled and taped so it is pretty strong.
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i've heard of actually welding a socket on there but not using the jb weld. dont see why that wouldnt work though, that stuff is supposed to be really strong.
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To bad You dont have steel wheels, with them you could just use a blow torch and heat it up and that thing would come right off
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Did you try this methodyet; I've done it successfully several times. It's important to use an actual impact socket, as they are stronger than a regular socket. Pound that thing on there and it will spin right off.

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Then find you an impact socket that is a smaller diameter than the round lugnut and beat it on there with a BFH. Once on, use a breaker bar and it should pop. I have yet to have one NOT come off using this method. Also works on McGaurd lugs when someone looses the key.

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Did you try this methodyet; I've done it successfully several times. It's important to use an actual impact socket, as they are stronger than a regular socket. Pound that thing on there and it will spin right off.
yea ive done it too. slightly smaller hammer it on and it should come off.

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yea ive done it too. slightly smaller hammer it on and it should come off.
yea ive tried it several times with a smaller impact socket and a breaker bar and, it just slips right off, ive even tried to super glue the socket on there, i let the glue sit for 2 DAYS!!! and when i went to try and take the lugnut off, the socket just came right off the lugnut, becuase the lugnut is that round!!!!. The car cannot be moved becuase the tire is off of the rim
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Superglue only works on fingers.

I would be curious if JB Weld works.

They do make a nut splitter, but I don't think you can get one on there. Possibly a small cut in the nut then chisel the cut, should cause the nut to split.

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yea ive tried it several times with a smaller impact socket and a breaker bar and, it just slips right off, ive even tried to super glue the socket on there, i let the glue sit for 2 DAYS!!! and when i went to try and take the lugnut off, the socket just came right off the lugnut, becuase the lugnut is that round!!!!. The car cannot be moved becuase the tire is off of the rim
then you have to big of a socket, get a smaller socket. its not like it wil just slip on, you have to hammer it on there. and force the lugnut to shape to the socket.

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then you have to big of a socket, get a smaller socket. its not like it wil just slip on, you have to hammer it on there. and force the lugnut to shape to the socket.
i have used a 2 sizes smaller of a socket, an original lugnut is a 19mm socket, i used a 18mm socket and when that didnt work, i used a 17mm socket
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If you still didn't get this lug off I'm going to tell you how I did it once about 15 years ago.
What I did was put the remaining 4 lugs on lose, (leave about 1/4 inch of space between the lug 's and the rim) Then in a closed field make a sharp turn at about 15-20 miles an hour, after that re-tighten the remaining four lugs and the striped one should be hand tight and easy to remove.
If you decide to do it this way just remember it's dangerous. So don't drive out on the interstate to try this.

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When i used to work at walmart in Tire lube express we had a car come in one of the guys rounded the lugnut off on...I hammered on an 18 and a 17mm socket both slipped so i took a 17mm, hammered it on, then i hit it sideways multiple times and broke the stud(surprised the impact socket didnt crack first)...only way i knew of...it might work, but be careful and dont hit the wheel.

Either cut it off or keep trying the various above methods...good luck.
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See if you can get the brake caliper & bracket off. If you can then you can remove the front hub & tire together.

The hub is probably bad after all that pounding. Might even be the reason why the studs became stuck in the first place. Bad bearing causes extra heat.

You can cut the studs off from the back.

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