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Questions tagged [lug-nut]

for questions about lug-nuts, the nuts used to fasten the wheels to the vehicle.

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Do you know a way to remove a 7-spline lug nuts?

I lost the key, and I cant find a store that sell this item. I tried to use Gator Grip but the tool is not that deep to remove the lug nuts. Here is the photo:
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Is it safe to drive with spare wheel but with proper tire?

I recently got a puncture and had to swap out the entire wheel. Luckily, the spare I had was a full size tyre, i.e.: not a skinny tyre like you sometimes see. It looks roughly like this: So, the ...
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Importance of balancing lug nuts?

I want to install one locking lug nut on each wheel for security. These are slightly larger than standard lug nuts and I wonder if it will cause problems with wheel balance. McGard claims that their ...
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$50 To Throw on a Missing Lug Nut

So I got 4 new tires put on my car a few months back and just took my car in for an oil change at a different garage. The guy there mentioned that I was missing a lug nut, and that they could put one ...
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Recommendation For Tightening Wheel Stud

I have to replace a broken wheel stud in the rear of a kia Optima. I do not have an impact gun to tighten down the stud properly but I do have a torque wrench. The problem is that the hub will spin ...
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How to get torque on frozen lug nuts on trailer?

I have an old trailer that needs a tire replaced. I've looked at all the answers on how to unstick lug nuts, but they all assume that the wheel can be locked so when you apply torque to the lug nut ...
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How to get this lug off

My truck had these fancy lug nuts and I accidentally broke one off and I don't know how to get the remnants off. Any ideas?
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wheel lock nut identification

I have purchased a used car, but it appears not to have a wheel lock key or any information in the manual and the tyres are in need of a change. I would like to know what make of bolt this is as i ...
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installing a locking lug nut

When putting the lug nuts back on after replacing a spare tire you're supposed to tighten them in a criss-cross pattern. So what do you do if you're replacing just a single lug nut? Do you go through ...
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If over tightening wheel studs can cause them to wear/break, why do most mechanics use impact guns?

An impact gun seems to tighten a nut as far as it will go therefore I guess this is over tightening. If over tightening can cause wheel studs to damage/break then why do most mechanics use impact ...
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What can cause a wheel to fall off/hub to break?

Recently my wheel came off as you can see in picture. I want to know what could be the various causes for this. Is it just that the wheel/lug nuts haven't been torqued down proplery or could it be ...
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How do I remove a destroyed lug nut?

A neighbor friend of mine offered to change my brakes on my Pontiac Torrent, well my husband had the proper tool to remove the lug nuts off my car in his truck, and the neighbor along with some other ...
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How tight to tighten my lug nuts?

I have a 2005 Diesel Mazda Bounty UTE, which is also called a B2500. Similar to a ford courier / ranger. I inspected my disc brakes, then put my tyre back on. I have since realised I need to torque ...
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Do I need to use a torque wrench for wheel lug nuts and brake caliper bolt?

I want to change my brake calipers so will not to remove wheels and caliper bolt. When reassembling, do I need to use a torque wrench to get to the recommended tightness or can I just use a normal ...
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What lug pattern fits a 1994 Dodge Dakota?

I inherited my mom's 1994 Dodge Dakota after she passed. She always wanted to fix it up. So in her honor, I plan to do that. Wheels are the most attractive upgrade for looks in my opinion and the ...
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Stuck/rusted/frozen lug nuts, unable to get to a store

I blew a tire leaving my house yesterday(I mean BLEW it to shreds) and I have a spare/donut but can't get the lug nuts to budge to get the blown tire off. They are somewhat rusted and it is also in ...
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Importance of Retorque Lug Nuts

I just had a new set of tires put into my Honda CRV. The lug nuts were torqued at 80 ft/lb (manufacturer's specs). The installer told me to come back to retorque the lug nuts after 50 miles. If the ...
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Help identifying wheel lock “key socket” replacement

My wheel lock key socket has broken and I am no longer able to remove the lug nuts from my wheel. I tried looking up the model and size of my wheel, but I am having no luck identifying the replacement ...
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How can pit crews remove wheels so fast?

Every once in a while I'll watch an absurd video of a pit crew switching tires on a car. I can understand a lot of it is repeated practice; I don't understand how the guys running the impact find can ...
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Socket stuck on lug nut stuck on wheel

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 ...
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Is it safe to drive with broken wheel lug nut.?

My Vitz front wheel lug nut broke. I need to drive to garage 4km. How safe is this? What should I pay attention for while driving ?
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Should anti seize lubricant be used on the wheel lug studs when rotating tires? [duplicate]

This my question: Should anti seize lubricant be used on the wheel lug studs when rotating tires? There is nothing else to add here.
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Is it safe to use a lugnut with a different outer shank diameter?

I have an older care with one of the lug nuts missing and they are proving hard to find and exact replacement for. I picked up some lug-nuts that fit down snug but my concern is that the new lug nut ...
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Can lug nuts be tightened with a powered non-impact driver plus torque wrench?

I understand that lug nuts should not be tightened with an impact wrench because of the risk of over-torquing. Could a lug nut be tightened most of the way with a powered non-impact driver and then ...
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How can I remove perfectly round locking wheel lugs? What tool can I use?

So of course, I seem to have lost the key to my locking lug nuts. I'd like to be proactive about the situation and remedy it before I have a flat on the side of the road. I've read several guides that ...
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Grease on wheel bolts or not?

My father (an engineer, but not an auto mechanic) taught me to use a tiny dab of machine grease on the thread (not the rim) of each wheel bolt. This would help against corrosion, and help when ...
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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 ...
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Identifying Lug Nuts that came with Motegi Wheels

I'm looking for some help identifying the Lug Nuts that came with the wheels I recently ordered and had installed on my car. The purpose of identifying them is to be able to go get the proper tool(s) ...
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Is it acceptable to use a 3/4 inch socket to loosen what are presumably 19mm lug nuts?

I have a spare six-point 3/4" flank drive socket I'd like to keep in the trunk with a breaker bar. (From recent experience, the little collapsing wrench that comes with the seventh-gen Chevy Malibu ...
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Is it safe to drive in race conditions with missing lug nuts?

You know sometimes you read something and think "What?" Well, would you be happy to drive a 900 BHP car in a competition with lug nuts missing? Apparently NASCAR has introduced a rule change so that ...
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Loud bang while driving, then lug nut is missing - what happened?

I was driving the other day - car (1998 Toyota RAV4, FWD) recently serviced, four brand new tires recently fitted - when I heard a loud bang from my front left wheel. I eased to a halt, thinking one ...
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Does using an impact wrench instead of a breaker bar prevent damaging to nuts or bolts?

I broke two of my car's lug nut studs, and I had to take the car to mechanic for repair. The mechanic explained that sometimes lug nuts are highly over-torqued because all shops use impact gun to ...
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Options for removing broken lug nut?

What are my options for removing this broken lug nut?
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Replace original steel rims with aluminum rims

My Corolla 1999 came with original steel rims, I'm not sure if there was an option for aluminum rims at that time. Recently I want to buy some used aluminum rims but the question is if the current ...
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Using different rim that what I have?

I am looking into getting a full sized spare rim/wheel for my 2012 VW Passat SEL. Currently it has 215/55R17 tires on it, with alloy rims and 5 lugs on it to secure it. The local shops offered me ...
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Does a snapped in half lug nut stud need to be replaced if a nut still goes on?

I snapped one of the lug nut studs on the front wheel hub on my 2003 Honda Civic in half when trying to get the nut off, but there was enough of the stud left that I bought a new nut and put it on. ...
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Lug nuts keep snapping off

Why would lug bolts be snapping off constantly and tires wearing faster on the passenger front wheel of a '98 Blazer, 4 wheel drive? The tire is wearing on the outside. It has had a front end ...
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Do I need to lift my car up before adjusting lug nut torque?

I recently put new wheels on my car. I don't have off-street parking, much less a garage to work in, so I had the wheels installed by a mechanic. Since they were installed, they have been driven ...
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Wobbly Steering-wheel after changing Rims/Tires?

I've just recently swapped Summer Tires/Rims for my Winter set on my own for the first time. As it should be an easy concept, I went to a "U-Wrench" type shop where you rent a stall with a lift/tools ...
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How do I loosen stuck lug nuts in order to change a tire?

How do I loosen car tire lug nuts (so that I can change a tire) when they are really really stuck? I have tried turning the provided wrench, even standing and jumping on it. This worked for 4 of the ...
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Do I need steel lugnuts when using steel wheels

Here in the northern part of North America, we're about to start winter, so off come the mags with the summer tires, and on go the steel wheels with the winter tires. Do I need to use steel lug nuts ...
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Stripped/broken lug stud

My used 2003 Honda Civic has a broken lug stud on one wheel, which I've still managed to get a nut onto, and a stripped stud on another wheel, which I can't, so I'm driving with 3 out of 4 on one ...