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#997923 - 12th Jan 2016 11:11am Seized and stripped wheel nuts
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Got my 4 tyres off ebay and pleased. Had 3 fitted by tyre fitters but they couldn't get one of the locking bolts off and in the process have stripped the splines on the locking key. Anyone used anyone to get a wheel off which has seized stripped nuts. Drilling out or welding nut on. The wheels are alloy.
cheers in advance of suggestions

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#997927 - 12th Jan 2016 11:24am Re: Seized and stripped wheel nuts [Re: fish5133]
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I had this years ago and tried the extra nut welding on, which failed simply because of the pressure needed.I think I ended up splitting the nut with a chisel but may have used a nut splitter.

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#997928 - 12th Jan 2016 11:26am Re: Seized and stripped wheel nuts [Re: fish5133]
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I had the same problem, charged me 10 per wheel to remove them at garage, because I had the car booked in to fit the tyres I paid and got it done to save all the aggro and messing about, fortunately it was only the two rear wheels, are you in the AA or any roadside outfit? let down the tyre and call them out, thay have a special tool which they just hammer on and hey presto, hope this helps.

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#997930 - 12th Jan 2016 11:41am Re: Seized and stripped wheel nuts [Re: fish5133]
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I have a set of the hammer on type of nut removers,they don't fit all types of locking wheel nuts but if you want to bring the car down I would certainly give it a go F.o.c
Cheers Dilly

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#997934 - 12th Jan 2016 12:38pm Re: Seized and stripped wheel nuts [Re: fish5133]
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Some yeears back I had a similar problem. I got a flat and called Green Flag out to change the wheel. The chap had a wheel wrench with a sort of telescopic handle which extended out about a metre. I noticed he put his weight on this thing to tighten the nuts on the spare wheel, but when they came to put the repaired wheel back on, they couldn't undo the nuts as the silly bugger had stretched the thread. In the end they had to cut off the nuts and put new studs in.

I complained to green Flag, and to their credit they refunded the cost without question.

The moral of the story is to be sure that nuts are not overtightened by some overenthusiastic clown. It can prove expensive, especially if you have lock nuts.

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#997936 - 12th Jan 2016 12:50pm Re: Seized and stripped wheel nuts [Re: fish5133]
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They usually chisel round but I normally bash an undersized socket on.
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#997998 - 12th Jan 2016 8:39pm Re: Seized and stripped wheel nuts [Re: Dilly]
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Originally Posted By: Dilly
I have a set of the hammer on type of nut removers,they don't fit all types of locking wheel nuts but if you want to bring the car down I would certainly give it a go F.o.c
Cheers Dilly



Thanks Dilly
Just ordered off ebay 4 new normal wheel nuts to eventually replace all the locking ones. May take you up on that offer if you could pm me your location. cheers

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#998266 - 15th Jan 2016 5:23pm Re: Seized and stripped wheel nuts [Re: fish5133]
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Well done Dilly , apart from my wife, the best nut cracker in the business!

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#998267 - 15th Jan 2016 5:45pm Re: Seized and stripped wheel nuts [Re: fish5133]
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No problem Fish don't mind coming second to your missus smile

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