Questions tagged [impact-wrench]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
5answers
51 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
8k views

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 ...