With the acknowledgement that this is not my finest hour, I've got an issue with a stuck and rounded off lug nut.


(This is not my photo, but it shows my problem exactly)

Long story short, I need to get this off, preferably without damaging the stud (I don't care about the lug nut, it's obviously a lost cause)

Update: Wailed on it with a hammer all around the side and it fell right off!

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    Put some big vise grips on it and wiggle? – 3Dave Jun 8 '17 at 22:01
  • I'm not seeing an image ... ?? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jun 8 '17 at 22:11
  • Your update was my suggestion! Oh and good luck getting the old nut off- carefull drilling is required or else you damage the wheel - as is evident ion one of mine and no it was not me - prior damage... – Solar Mike Jun 9 '17 at 5:32
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    Getting the nut off was a bit of an ordeal - I've only got hand tools, so I made do with a nut remover, a tire iron, a five foot metal pipe, WD-40, and my boyfriend. Luckily, the only thing that took damage seems to be the nut, which was basically turned into shrapnel. – R Brown Jun 9 '17 at 7:12
  • For the record: cast iron tools aren't well suited for loosening wheel screws. Get a forged wheel cross. – Janka Jun 9 '17 at 16:57

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