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Old 10-13-2009, 10:59 AM   #15
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Have searched the topics....need advice, new to me (2nd year) last fall tried to remove wheels and clean repack w/brgs.....with out success as i could not get the lug nuts broke loose, would like to do this soon as we will be leaving on winter trip South in a few months, my fear is twisting off lug stud and finding the grease and bearings in good shape shooting myself in the foot.......secound a flat tire on the road would not be very much fun as my immpack wrench did not do the job....last resort is the 3/4 drive ratchet and socket which will surely break the stud if the nut does not let go....what do ya think, anyone else find this problem first time around....2005 safari..thanks a million
Well did they loosen up,break off,or what ?
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:19 PM   #16
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Ya could pull the trailer to a "tire shop".
The air-impact could do it easily.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:00 PM   #17
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thanks for all the help on my lug nuts ....well i sprayed them for a few days, worked them on/off, and did manage to get them all off, checked brakes, cleaned and repacked wheel bearings ( much larger than i anticipated)....after approx. 12,000 miles then looked fine very good in fact like new and the grease was also very good...feel better now in case of need to change tire, of course adj. brakes a bit, it will be many miles b=4 i clean/repack brgs. again.. thanks ...great forum.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:40 PM   #18
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Another one solved LOL
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:31 PM   #19
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Take it to the local tire shop and have them use a 6 point socket
with an air impact.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:05 PM   #20
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Geared Lug Wrench

Being a gadget freak AND a "Be Prepared" freak, I have one of these in my truck. So far I haven't needed to use it.
Geared Lug Nut Remover: Powerful 32:1 Lug Wrench Loosens Stubborn Lug Nuts
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:26 PM   #21
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Being a gadget freak AND a "Be Prepared" freak, I have one of these in my truck. So far I haven't needed to use it.
Geared Lug Nut Remover: Powerful 32:1 Lug Wrench Loosens Stubborn Lug Nuts
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Ken,

We use torque multipliers for structural bolting applications, but I was not aware of this tool for automotive use. Great concept.

Thanks for the link.

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Old 11-15-2009, 12:30 PM   #22
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Excella lug nuts.

I know of what you speak!! Someone before me replaced the tires and the installer on the impact wrench tightened them way too much. I could not loosen any of them and finally, with a cheater, was able to get them all off but one. The cheesy chrome cover stripped and the nut corners rounded off. (It is best to always use a 6 point socket for this job.)

So I was stuck with one rounded off lug nut and I cut it off with my air chisel. Of course, the stud was ruined in the process so I had to beat it out of the drum.

I am now looking for the correct replacement. I have gone to 6 local places including trailer axle specialists and cannot find the exact stud. I have installed a shorter one as a stop-gap fix but want to buy the correct one.

The specifications are 1/2 x 20, 2" long from shoulder face to tip. Serrations are .608" diameter and about 5/8" long.

I have found some with only about 1/4" serrations and none of the exact length.

I plan to call Oasis in Tucson tomorrow to see if they can help.

My advice is to always, always watch the tire guy and always use a torque wrench to tighten the wheel lugs. (90 ft-lbs, in my case.) Recheck the torque after a few hundred miles and every so often after that.

Every bolt/nut has a proper torque and tighter is not better. In fact, it can cause you grief.

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...I am now looking for the correct replacement.
I have gone to 6 local places including trailer axle specialists and cannot find the exact stud...
hi don

did U check napa?

i found replacements there. every spec matched.

the head of the replacements was slightly different,

but a/s and the HUB vendor assured me they are to spec.

U can scan the napa parts in their ONLINE catalog,

but taking a stud TO the store worked best for me.

i also purchase lug NUTs from them that matched oem and the new studs.

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