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Damn lug nut... need help! #324030 Nov 11, 3:54pm Nov 11, 3:54pm
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Damn lug nut... need help!
Ok, so somehow my lugnuts managed to magically super tighten themselves. I was trying to take my wheel off this afternoon to change brake pads. They were on so tight that I managed to break the tuner key. Now, the tip of the key is still in the lug. How the hell am I supposed to get it out, let alone remove the lug? I've ordered a new key, but that won't help me get the piece out.


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Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: CRBN BLU] #324031 Nov 11, 3:56pm Nov 11, 3:56pm
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well just hit the key really hard with a hammer (specifically a rubber mallet if you have one) for the lug if its that bad you might have to get a impact wrench to get that thing off.


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Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: importcarbabe] #324032 Nov 11, 3:58pm Nov 11, 3:58pm
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Or when you get the new key use a cheater bar on it. And are you sure you are trying to turn it the right way (left). LOL rofl j/k


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Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: importcarbabe] #324033 Nov 11, 4:20pm Nov 11, 4:20pm
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If you have enough room in your lug nut to fit a socket, you can take it to a tire shop where they can remove it with a special socket. Just hope that the lug nut isn't cross-threaded.

Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: TaeMachine] #324034 Nov 11, 5:46pm Nov 11, 5:46pm
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that sucks. use a breaker bar and a socket. if that don't work lol. do'nt know wut to tell. you . new stud. if possible.

Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: trdhondakiller] #324035 Nov 11, 9:31pm Nov 11, 9:31pm
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Ok... so this is going to make me seem REAL stupid, but the reason I broke the key is that I was trying to turn the wrong direction. I was trying to tighten the lug when I really wanted to loosen it. I admit, that's pretty stupid. You have to understand, I was attempting this with a pretty severe headache. Shouldn't have been doing it, but the breaks squealing was about as painful as the headache itself.

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Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: importcarbabe] #324036 Nov 11, 9:33pm Nov 11, 9:33pm
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Originally Posted by importcarbabe
Or when you get the new key use a cheater bar on it. And are you sure you are trying to turn it the right way (left). LOL rofl j/k
You were right. wink


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Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: CRBN BLU] #324037 Nov 11, 9:34pm Nov 11, 9:34pm
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Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: CRBN BLU] #324038 Nov 12, 8:08am Nov 12, 8:08am
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Originally Posted by CRBN BLU

Ok... so this is going to make me seem REAL stupid, but the reason I broke the key is that I was trying to turn the wrong direction. I was trying to tighten the lug when I really wanted to loosen it. I admit, that's pretty stupid. You have to understand, I was attempting this with a pretty severe headache. Shouldn't have been doing it, but the breaks squealing was about as painful as the headache itself.

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Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: blitzceli] #324039 Nov 12, 3:59pm Nov 12, 3:59pm
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Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: CRBN BLU] #324040 Nov 13, 10:39pm Nov 13, 10:39pm
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lol Always remeber the rule of thumb (Righty, Tighty. Lefty Loosey). smile You can buy these special sockets at an automotive shop that threads around your old socket.

I think they are fairly cheap. If you do get one of these remember to turn it the right way. (or I guess turn it the left way) smile

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Re: Damn lug nut... need help! [Re: GlassCurtain] #324041 Nov 14, 1:37am Nov 14, 1:37am
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at autozone a nice breaker bar is like $20 and the socket thing is like $3-4. makes taking lugnuts off a breeze, you can remove lugnuts with only one hand! assuming of course it is turned the in the correct direction.

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