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Old 04-14-2019, 04:03 PM
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HELP! - Stripped Lug Lock Nut No Room To Get In To Remove





Hello, I have an 04 Acura TL with Konig wheels, today I went to autozone and grabbed some lug locks, by dorman, which I knew probably wasnít the best idea but I went for it anyways. So I went to torque the first one and I felt it slip and I was like uh oh thatís not good, let me take this off. And nope, not coming off. Completely stripped. No room to get in there to get an extractor on it. So I need some reccomendations on how to get this damn thing removed. I donít want to damage my wheels. Can I go in through the back of the wheel and grind the head of the stud off and bang it through? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Iím anxious as hell hoping I didnít completely screw myself. Thanks in advance for the help! Hope you all have a great Sunday! Hereís a few pics of my situation.
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That is the rear wheel, right? If so going for the back of the stud won't work. No idea if front is any better thought.

How tight is it? Because if it's not very tight, I would try to get it out with pointy chisel. Something like:



Just angle it so when you smack it with hammer, it will go into the nut, and slightly rotate it.
If it slips too much, either make chisel more pointy with the grinder/sand paper, or try drilling small hole in the nut where chisel can rest.

Well that's what you get for buying cheap parts. If you won't be able to remove it, at least nobody will steal your rims, right?
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Yes that is the right rear wheel, and yep I should have known not to buy them. Fu**. So I canít get to it from the back? So given my shituation, to what extent do I have to go to, to remove this without damaging the wheel? I wonder if I drilled a hole in it and used an extractor if that would work. And I probably torqued it over spec as I usually do. Lol
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Back won't work, as the rotor is pretty deep and parking brake is on the way.

Try chisel idea, if it doesn't work then you can try drilling. Those nuts are cheap, so likely they are made of some shit soft metal. Just use some oil/wd40/pb to not ruin the drill bits.

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If you want to avoid fubarring your wheel...
take it to a wheel shop and have them drill it out...you'll need to plan to replace the stud after, but it could be a good time for extended stud install.
and get a torque wrench...that way you can gauge how tightly you are torquing things down.
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Thank you very much for all the replies! Do you think that a tire shop would be able to get that off? And where can I find extended studs for this that are good quality? I deff need them because I probably only have 5 or so threads that stick out when the wheel is on, I do have extended thread lug nuts on there though. Iím losing my mind thinking the worst is going to happen and screw up my wheels. Lesson learned for sure. The lug nut is just so far recessed into the wheel and with no clearance around the nut and the wheel it just seems like itís going to be thought getting that out of there. Thank you all again!
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Thank you very much for all the replies! Do you think that a tire shop would be able to get that off? !
They're going to have a hell of a lot better luck than you can with your limited tools and expertise..
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I mean I have a little bit of expertise Iíd say, I went to automotive school at porter and Chester and also went for diesel tech at lincoln tech. So I do know a bit. Iíve always had a passion for cars and working on them, but I may have just got myself in a tight situation. I could get it off Iím sure, just seeing what everybody suggests I do. Gracias
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Thank you very much for all the replies! Do you think that a tire shop would be able to get that off? And where can I find extended studs for this that are good quality? I deff need them because I probably only have 5 or so threads that stick out when the wheel is on, I do have extended thread lug nuts on there though. Iím losing my mind thinking the worst is going to happen and screw up my wheels. Lesson learned for sure. The lug nut is just so far recessed into the wheel and with no clearance around the nut and the wheel it just seems like itís going to be thought getting that out of there. Thank you all again!
I had a stripped out wheel lock and took it to Discount Tire. They said they remove them all the time. Charged me $8 to remove and took them about 15 minutes. No damage to wheel or stud.
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mechanics and tire shops have a kit that can bite into the bad wheel lock and remove it
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