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      04-07-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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how to remove rounded wheel stud

Any ideas how I can remove a rounded wheel stud? Stupid dealership over torqued them at my last service. And when I went to put my new wheels on, the stud got rounded

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If there aren't enough threads to double nut and back it out which sounds like the case, then you can try to slot the end, heat the base and use a large screwdriver to back it out. Another solution is an EZ out extractor. If you have a welder available weld a nut on or cut the stripped threaded portion off, use a nut to chase the threads, double nut and remove. Might need a torch to break the locktite if used.
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If there aren't enough threads to double nut and back it out which sounds like the case, then you can try to slot the end, heat the base and use a large screwdriver to back it out. Another solution is an EZ out extractor. If you have a welder available weld a nut on or cut the stripped threaded portion off, use a nut to chase the threads, double nut and remove. Might need a torch to break the locktite if used.
Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology, The nut portion of the stud that holds the wheel on is rounded.
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You rounded off a lug nut. Best take it to a mechanic or good wheel/tire shop before it gets worse.
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I'll stop by sears and try one of those removal sockets before I resort to paying somebody to fix it. Either that or hammer on a smaller size socket
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