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Attempting to remove my wheels for some brake work , 2 nuts on the same wheel have sheared leaving nothing to grip on to get them undone ,I'm stuck should I have a puncture so they need to come off!any ideas guys?
 

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There was a very good post recently, well this year, that described using a hole saw to extract them. Not sure which section it was in though.
 

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Do you mean the studs have sheared or the nuts have rounded? If studs sheared you could at least get the wheel off and drill out the broken stud. If they have rounded, there is a tool I used once to remove a damaged locking nut. I has a range of sockets that "bites" into the nut. I used one at a local wheel specialist - they had the tool but didn't know how to use it so I did it myself having watched the YT video. I will try to find a link if this is the problem you have.
 

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Link to a thread on the "other" forum I'm afraid but this is what you're looking for . . . .
 
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Attempting to remove my wheels for some brake work , 2 nuts on the same wheel have sheared leaving nothing to grip on to get them undone ,I'm stuck should I have a puncture so they need to come off!any ideas guys?
Bummer, sorry to hear mate

Already given sound advice by John, hope you get it done all A ok

Once sorted should consider replacing them all with solid versions soonest

Jim
 

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Here is a post I started early last month. This might help.

I had some fun with lugnuts the other day. When I purchased my car a few months back, I had my rims refinished. When they put the rims back on, they over torqued the lugnuts on one of the rims and actually rounded off two of them I had to fight to get the other three off but had no chance with the other two. I knew I would have to replace at least those two so I ordered a new set. I took it to the local tire place and he didn't want to mess with it. He said there was a good chance he would scar up the rim taking it off and didn't want to try.

So I bought a set of bolt extractors. I tapped on the the 19 socket and used a half inch breaker bar with a 3/8 adapter. And guess what? The adapter snapped. It was very tight. Under warranty, I had it replaced and guess what? Snapped again. I then ordered a Gearwrench 19 3/4 bolt extractor that is 3 1/4 inch long with a nut fitting on the end. I then used my 18 inch crescent wrench(weighs a half a ton). I pounded on the socket and with a mighty force, the lugnut came loose. I then repeated that with the second lugnut and same result. I figured that wrench was not going to fail and Gearwrench socket certainly was not going to fail (i don't have an airgun). I figured the worst thing that would happen is the outer cap would get ripped off exposing the under nut. If that happened, I would deal with it but I guess I got lucky. I have seen videos of mechanics drilling out the studs which would take hours. If this happens to you in the future, this procedure will work. The socket stuck out far enough that the rim was not in danger.
 
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I had some fun with lugnuts the other day. When I purchased my car a few months back, I had my rims refinished. When they put the rims back on, they over torqued the lugnuts on one of the rims and actually rounded off two of them I had to fight to get the other three off but had no chance with the other two.
Seems a common story - I had my wheels refurbed and when I came to undo the bolts a few weeks later, it was clear if I put any more effort in, I'd do some damage. Took it back where they tried, snapped one and couldn't shift another. Left it with them and a specialist firm got them off but not before doing some damage to the rim. Then again, it was the refurb firm's problem so they just refurbed it again.
They said the others were ok, but to be safe, when I got it back, I replaced all the nuts with solid ones.
 

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Hi, I suggest that you have a look at the Gorilla nuts, not cheap but I believe they can't be beaten on quality. Phil
 

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Have a trawl through this lot to find the ones that you need, Buy the 20 pack, £30ish
Jaguar OE wheel nuts are c rap
 
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Hi, be very wary of some of these eBay ones, I bought a full set of twenty supposedly high quality ones, they rusted within twelve months, using the Gorilla ones I still have nice shiny nuts after nearly two years! Phil
 

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Attempting to remove my wheels for some brake work , 2 nuts on the same wheel have sheared leaving nothing to grip on to get them undone ,I'm stuck should I have a puncture so they need to come off!any ideas guys?
Hi everyone, further to my last
I tried the holesaw method, it was a revelation!!
You need a 19mm good quality holesaw without the pilot drill ( believe me it does work) then place the holesaw overhead stud bolt as central as possible, then slowly drill into the broken nut, the saw will cut through the nut and into the hole in the wheel. Prise out the drilled nut and remove ,then take the wheel off and with vice grips remove the remaining thread .
Job done! Easy as that! Good luck.
 

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Which were the solid nuts you used? I'd like to swap mine over.
I bought these
Been on the car for 15 months - albeit it hasn't been far and they haven't be attacked by alloy wheel cleaner - but still shiny.
 
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