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Old 17 May 2018, 11:37 PM
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Default Got my wheel nuts stuck!

How am I going to get these nuts off?

12mm internal drive hex nuts.

Pretty much corroded to with the alloy wheel. These were on the car when I got it, and only realised when I went to fit new discs and pads that there must be a specific tuner nut which needs to be used with these wheels to stop this from happening. Stupid design.

It probably didn't help when the last time I had my tyres changed the guy probably did the nuts up stupid tight with an impact gun!

Been to a lot of garages who either recommend another garage or have a go and can't do anything.
The last of which snapped my 12mm hex socket bit.

So I got a breaker bar and managed to get 15 nuts - 3 wheels off, but all 5 nuts on this final wheel are like welded to the wheel!

I have sprayed PB blaster again and again.
I got reverse thread screw extractors no joy.
Eventually my efforts rounded the internal faces of the nuts off.
Bought a 13mm hex socket bit, hammered that in, got on the breaker bar again, no joy! and now they are disfigured as well as welded in!

I don't care if my wheels will be screwed by how I get these nuts off, as I am not precious of these wheels and they will be replaced... but how do I get these nuts off!??!

How would a garage get these off if they actually committed to the job?

All the 'how to get stuck nuts off' threads are simple locking nut removal jobs or reverse thread extractor jobs on non internal drive nuts!

This is driving me nuts! haha

Please help
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Old 18 May 2018, 06:40 AM
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Only way I can see is to weld a strong/long bar to the nuts and undo them one at a time.
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Originally Posted by scoobiepaul
Only way I can see is to weld a strong/long bar to the nuts and undo them one at a time.
Yup. Those things look ridiculously un practical.
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find a bolt head that fits in the wheel nuts, add a few nuts tightened together on the threads and a bar and socket to turn the nuts anti clockwise..
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