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CRBN BLU
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CRBN BLU Nov 11, 10:54pm - #324030 

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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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importcarbabe Nov 11, 10:56pm - #324031 

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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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importcarbabe Nov 11, 10:58pm - #324032 

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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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TaeMachine Nov 11, 11:20pm - #324033 
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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.
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trdhondakiller Nov 12, 12:46am - #324034 
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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.
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CRBN BLU Nov 12, 4:31am - #324035 

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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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slidr Nov 12, 4:33am - #324036 

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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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eric_h Nov 12, 4:34am - #324037 

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blitzceli Nov 12, 3:08pm - #324038 

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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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CRBN BLU Nov 12, 10:59pm - #324039 

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blitzceli,

check my sig... bitch.

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GlassCurtain Nov 14, 5:39am - #324040 

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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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e_degala Nov 14, 8:37am - #324041 

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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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