Jan 21st, 03, 05:40 PM
i got this one stripped lug nut that refuses to budge. i used the impact wrench to try to get it off, but it damn near made it perfectly round.
how do i get this thing off? i don't have a welder to weld a nut onto it, and i don't have an angle grinder to cut the nut.
Jan 21st, 03, 06:36 PM
Try driving the next smaller size socket on with a hammer. Try SAE and metric sizes.
Jan 21st, 03, 07:02 PM
tried both and can't get them on there. going from a 3/4 to a 11/16 and from 19mm to 17mm. i bet an 18mm would work, but i don't have one of those http://www.camaros.net/forum/frown.gif
Jan 22nd, 03, 02:23 AM
Craftsmen makes some sockets that are suppose to work on stripped nuts. I bought a set for my dad for Christmas, but I forget exactly what they call them. I also haven't used them on anything yet, so I'm not sure how good they work. But they do make them up to lug nut sizes. Go to Sears, and they'll know what you need.
Or if you can weld, weld another nut on the end of the stipped one. Good Luck, http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif .
Jan 22nd, 03, 03:05 PM
Have you considered a nut splitter?
Jan 22nd, 03, 04:30 PM
if possible, try to find a 12 point socket that will fit nice and tight. if you can't get the nut to turn, stick a long extension into the socket and wiggle it up and down until the stud snaps. you will need a new stud, but those are cheap and easy ti install.
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Jan 22nd, 03, 05:04 PM
well, i picked up one of those craftsmen sets, figured i may need it again sometime in the future, it only cost me $20 due to price tag error (it was supposed to be $64) and i finally got the nut off after a bit of work.
thanks for your help guys
Jan 23rd, 03, 03:15 AM
Glad it worked for you, http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif .