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Re: broken off lug nuts
37 GC #1367724 Sat Jul 04 2020 04:58 PM
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I give it a 50/50 chance of breaking the tool.


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Re: broken off lug nuts
37 GC #1367725 Sat Jul 04 2020 05:00 PM
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PB blaster, Heat and that tool may do the trick on stubborn ones.


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Re: broken off lug nuts
37 GC #1367727 Sat Jul 04 2020 05:14 PM
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It really doesn't matter if the new wheel stud won't fit in from the back.


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Re: broken off lug nuts
bartamos #1367735 Sat Jul 04 2020 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bartamos
It really doesn't matter if the new wheel stud won't fit in from the back.
Very true. That can be checked before pulling the axle.


Kevin
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Re: broken off lug nuts
37 GC #1367741 Sat Jul 04 2020 06:55 PM
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If I got the broken stud out, I would get the new one in. Maybe drill a hole in the backing plate in the right place. Right size hole for a metal plug. Lots of ways to plug the hole.
It does look like, however, that there is enough space to install stud.


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Re: broken off lug nuts
37 GC #1367747 Sat Jul 04 2020 07:52 PM
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Shop Shark
Be careful, the O'reilly tool is ground to a smaller diameter than axle flanges on the backup side, so make sure it is fully seated, even worthwhile grinding the small radius to large radius to fit axle flange.

Ed


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Re: broken off lug nuts
37 GC #1367748 Sat Jul 04 2020 07:56 PM
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You can't grind on a loaner tool. You can modify the axle flange a little. Maybe.


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Re: broken off lug nuts
37 GC #1367759 Sat Jul 04 2020 09:02 PM
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One more thing I discovered- there are different lug bolts. There are different lengths for the knurled shoulder and overall length.

Re: broken off lug nuts
37 GC #1367762 Sat Jul 04 2020 09:10 PM
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....and some vehicles have lugs with left hand threads on left side of the vehicle and right hand threads on right side. Pontiac, jeeps, mopar........


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Re: broken off lug nuts
37 GC #1367768 Sat Jul 04 2020 09:19 PM
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Swaging is done by upsetting the area of the shoulder behind the thread into a chamfer cut into the face of the axle flange. It more or less rivets the stud into the flange with a special tool on a pneumatic hammer, so if the swage isn't cut away with a special cutter similar to a heavy duty hole saw that fits over the stud, you're pushing the taper through a funnel. That will take two or three times the press force of removing a stud with the swage cut away. That O'Reilly tool might push the old studs out, but there's no way I can see for it to pull the new stud back in. If you try to do it with a lug nut and washers, go ahead and throw the new stud away now- - - -you'll stretch the thread and the stud will break again.
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