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I tried to remove the front wheel and one of the lug nuts kept spinning. Looked behind the hub and saw that the stud was turning with the nut. Not good. Any ideas? There isnt enough room in the rear for me to grab the stud and it doesnt help that its round. I tried. Is there a special tool to handle this? Or do I need to cut the lug nut and stud from the front with a cutting tool or plasma cutter?
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I went at it with my drill and dremel for about an hour and couldnt remove it. The problem is that part of the nut is in the recess of the wheel and I cant get to it without doing damage. I do have a welder and may try that next.
I went at it with my drill and dremel for about an hour and couldnt remove it. The problem is that part of the nut is in/near the recess of the wheel and I cant get to it without doing damage to the rim.
I do have a welder and may try that next. I was worried about heat damaging the stud seat since it is a press fit. But it may be bad now and explains why its spinning. And I can always weld the new stud if needed.
as for the heat if you just hit it for about 2 seconds and wait for it to cool do or even try it after that it may work not sure how much force will be needed to remove the lug nut and it may brake your tack if it is not strong enough but just do a quick 2 second shot and it should be fine if you need more wait for it to cool down. *BTW had to do this on my buddys car worked good with no heat damage*
I tried cutting from behind with the Dremel, but couldn't get close enough/or the right angle to the back of the stud; the wheel was in the way. I had a similar issue with the welder and finding a good ground. After getting frustrated and concerns about the heat, I went back to the drill. Finally got it though after about 5 or 6 hours of drilling. What a b*tch.
So the next question is can I just replace the stud? If it passes a visual inspection, I may try it. Without the wheel mounted, I can easily cut it off.
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