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unscrew the over-tightened nuts from a Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited

I posted a question a few days back because my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited has a flat tire. I've decided to send the car to a car shop for a tire-change after reading the responses. Now the new ...
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Removing stuck bolts- manual ratchet vs. pneumatic impact ratchet

Which is easier on a stuck bolt, impact wrench or manual ratchet? Or are they about the same? I had four tiny corner welds on a nut fail removing the below bolt, irritating but not really a problem, ...
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Air compressor/air impact wrench advice

Thanks in advance for reading. Have some heavily rusted bolts on my hubs, trying to do as much of a needed hub replacement as I can myself. Got a mixed bag of auto repair tools from someone a while ...
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What fasteners should not be loosened using an impact wrench, and why?

Which bolts and other fasteners should not be loosened using an impact wrench? For example, I've heard that it's not generally recommended to loosen spark plugs with an impact. Nor is it recommended ...
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Impact Wrench Mystery – breaks loose axle nut, but can't undo wheel lugs…

I think there must be something I don't understand about impact wrenches. After snapping a half-inch breaker bar (with a cheater) while trying to remove the axle nut, I decided that an impact wrench ...
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Are there any risks if I use impact wrench to loosen lug nuts while the tire not touching ground?

I was watching a couple of videos on how to change tires and I keep hearing that it is recommended to loosen the lug nuts while tires are touching the ground. I followed this advice when I changed ...