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Old 04-13-2015, 12:20 PM   #1
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Okay guys, i need help. Im trying to get my rims off and theres one lug that just wont come out. Im thinking that it might be stripped but im not sure. When i use a breaker bar it grips for a second but the slips. If i try to use the tire iron that comes with the car it wont even fit properly. How do i get this dang thing off!?
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Are you using the right socket? Some one could have put on a different size lug or Could be stripped and you'd have to get a removal tool
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Are you using the right socket? Some one could have put on a different size lug or Could be stripped and you'd have to get a removal tool
I am using the right socket, that was my first thought as well. But the socket fits all the other lugs perfect. I dont think someone could have put on a different size lug but anything is possible i guess. Where would i get a removal tool?
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Just get a hammer and hammer the socket onto the lugnut


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The stock lug nuts are open nuts with a thin stainless steel cap. A dealer so damaged mine that the cap was slipping on the nut. You could be experiencing something similar. I had to use an oversize socket to remove the nut.

Then I bought a set of McGard nuts, which are of much higher quality.
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The stock lug nuts are open nuts with a thin stainless steel cap. A dealer so damaged mine that the cap was slipping on the nut. You could be experiencing something similar. I had to use an oversize socket to remove the nut.

Then I bought a set of McGard nuts, which are of much higher quality.

I think that is actually whats happening with mine. I just watched a video where a guy had just about the same issue as what you described and it is pretty close to whats going on with mine. It looks like the biggest pain to get off. Would you mind explaining how you used a oversized socket to get it off?
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^ Sure. I went to the local auto parts store and bought a couple of metric sockets that would work out to be just a tiny bit bigger than the stock nut (which is 13/16" IIRC). The fact that the cap was deformed meant that I couldn't get a 13/16" socket to seat all the way on the mangled nut. With the slightly bigger metric socket, I was able to mash it onto the bad nut well enough for me to loosen it and pitch it in the trash.

I then returned said socket to the parts store. The McGard nuts are solid and triple chrome plated, and backed by a lifetime guarantee. I had a tiny bit of rust on a few of mine...sent them back to McGard and they sent out brand new ones for free within a week.
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