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paintarola

Broken Nuts

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If you mean the wheel bolts (studs)... they are just a press fit in the hub. To remove and replace them you drive them towards the center of the car with a hammer. (item 3)

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So are you saying the wheel nuts are stuck on the studs? Because they are stripped? If so, then you can usually get them off by pulling on them while turning them with a wrench. A slow process but it worked every time I've done it. If the studs are not damaged then just replace the wheel nuts.

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the fix for this is a 17mm hole saw that you put in a drill bit. Use plenty of lubricant as you grind away the aluminum nut (or remains). as you get closer to the end sometimes the 'cone' will spin off. You may have to use a pick tool to pick off remains of the nut from the wheel stud. If you are careful you can cut the nut off and not damage the wheel or the stud.

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So are you saying the wheel nuts are stuck on the studs? Because they are stripped? If so, then you can usually get them off by pulling on them while turning them with a wrench. A slow process but it worked every time I've done it. If the studs are not damaged then just replace the wheel nuts.

Hi Loren,

I had a major problem today.

Went to put my winter wheels and noticed that the shop that balanced my wheels cross-treaded 2 of the nuts on my rear spacer. I can't get them out. Tried to tighten, un-tighten, wiggle, etc...

Would your method work for me?

Any other suggestions?

Please help.

I attached a pic of the spacer.

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Those might be press inserts in the spacers - have you asked H&R about replacements?

Hi Loren,

Not sure I understand you.

Perhaps I was not clear on my question...Two of the nuts that hold the wheels to the spacer seem to be striped, cross-threaded. They turn, turn but will not come out and I need to remove them badly.

I was wondering whether you or any of the other guys following the topic have an idea of how to get those suckers out........

Thank you,

Gus

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