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Old 05-14-2010, 05:44 PM
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wheel nuts from HELL!!

i was going to pay some one to remove them but i was wondering if PZ has any ideas so i can do it myself.. 4 out of 5 wheel studs broke on me while i was removing the wheel.. i replaced them with new studs and nuts but we kinda forced them in due to the fact that we had to get the car out of the shop the same day and we took all day swapping the suspension so yes we were in a rush.. so now we can not get the bolts off because the studs are spinning along with the nuts any ideas guys.? also how the hell do you get the new studs on without cutting the heads in half the wheel bearing is completely in the way.?
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Re: wheel nuts from HELL!!

I'd like to know this too lol. My front driver side wheel has one nut broken off, and i've been wondering if I can just replace that just 1 or if I have to do all 5?
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Re: wheel nuts from HELL!!

Umm...just remove the hub first and do it that way. Makes it 1,000 times easier. And if the stud is spinning with the lugnut, either: You didn't seat the stud all the way in the hub, OR, the studs you used didn't have a big enough knurl to fit in the hub properly. Either way...that's a pretty ****ty problem.
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Re: wheel nuts from HELL!!

Can we just replace 1? or do we have to replace all 5?
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Umm...just remove the hub first and do it that way. Makes it 1,000 times easier. And if the stud is spinning with the lugnut, either: You didn't seat the stud all the way in the hub, OR, the studs you used didn't have a big enough knurl to fit in the hub properly. Either way...that's a pretty ****ty problem.
well my biggest concern is getting that dam wheel off maybe i can heat it then bang it off .?
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Can we just replace 1? or do we have to replace all 5?
you can replace just one with no problem but i would just replace them all just to give yourself some closure.
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Can we just replace 1? or do we have to replace all 5?
If you're taking the hub off you might as well do all of them while you're at it, it's not like they're expensive.

But as for getting it off...IDK man. The only thing I can think of is turning the wheel and jacking the car up so you can get at the backside of the wheels, find a way to rip the splash guard off, then hold the stud with something while you torque the lug off. Idk if that would even work though. I've never dealt or heard of this problem so I'm beat dude.
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If you're taking the hub off you might as well do all of them while you're at it, it's not like they're expensive.

But as for getting it off...IDK man. The only thing I can think of is turning the wheel and jacking the car up so you can get at the backside of the wheels, find a way to rip the splash guard off, then hold the stud with something while you torque the lug off. Idk if that would even work though. I've never dealt or heard of this problem so I'm beat dude.
i got it.!! all i did was take the only good nut off then i managed to get two off with a impact.. once they were off i took one of those big flat head screwdriver(more like a angled wedge or crowbar)and got it in between the wheel and rotor and applied pressure while my dad hit it with the impact took me around 15 minutes to get the wheel off..

to replace the wheel studs i disassembled the rotor and caliper, then i hit the damaged ones out with a hammer.. to put the new ones on i didnt remove the hub but cut a peice of the head off of the stud with a air rotor tool so it took a matter of seconds each stud.. then i shaved a small portion of the bearing(i was really careful about how much i took off)once that was done they slid rite in with no problem that took me about 30 minutes..

total wrench time 45min..
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thank you guys for your input,!!
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