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Broken wheel nut removal

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I removed my wheel to put mudflaps on and when I put the wheel back on i snapped the wheel nut in the car when I was tightening.....
Half the thread is still stuck in the car and I don't know how to get it outClick image for larger version

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Re: Broken wheel nut removal

you can buy stud extractors you drill a pilot hole in the part thats stuck then the extractor goes in left handed so as it tightens its loosening the stuck part.
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you can buy stud extractors you drill a pilot hole in the part thats stuck then the extractor goes in left handed so as it tightens its loosening the stuck part.
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Re: Broken wheel nut removal

Halfords will have them but probably cheaper online somewhere
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Re: Broken wheel nut removal

Hi AJ. Try drilling a hole first before you buy some extractors as the bolts could be hardened. Use the broken piece of the bolt to try the drilling. Best of luck.
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I've got a funny feeling this is going to be a garage job... man with the tools and know how and all that !!
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Re: Broken wheel nut removal

I've had experience of bolts that once there is no load on the thread as the heads off, there is a good Chance that with minimum purchase on the broken bit you may be able to unwind it, imagination required, maybe a bit of araldite on a 5mm rod let it dry over night, put a roll paper round the bolt to about the same diameter of the stud and only put the glue on the rod to stick to the existing part in the hub. There are clearly many challenges getting glue in the wrong place etc but the point about limited resistance to rotation needs to be exploited unless it's a captive hole which I doubt.
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My friend once had a snapped bolt 5mm deep inside his crank, by pure get down and have a go we undid it by softening the end of a glue stick and it had no resistance once snapped and the bit left behind in a large well cut thread just unwound, good luck any way
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If no of the above works. Start drilling with a 3-4 mm drill, go up in size until there is almost no bolt left. Thevbolt It should lousen up somewhere. It have always worked for me.
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Re: Broken wheel nut removal

This happened to me 5months ago.

You require a heavy duty drill, And a threading screw

Drill straight into the Nut, and then re-threading it.

Or

You can remove the disc, And there could be a chance that some of the wheel nut is poking out, weld onto a piece of metal and unscrew it.
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Re: Broken wheel nut removal

Hi. There is a do or die method if the bolt is really stuck fast and is not too deep.Get a small cold chisel and put a slot in the bolt, then get a decent impact screwdriver bit into the slot and carefully hammer away. As I say it's a desperate measure but could work.
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Re: Broken wheel nut removal

Quote Originally Posted by allan jenkins View Post
Can you?
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Hi Machine Mart
you actually need a screw extractor not a stud extractor
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cht5...w-extractor-s/
includes the correct sisze drills.

Halfords sell a set without drills for more
http://www.halfords.com/workshop-too...-extractor-set

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Re: Broken wheel nut removal

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Hi Machine Mart
you actually need a screw extractor not a stud extractor
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cht5...w-extractor-s/
includes the correct sisze drills.

Halfords sell a set without drills for more
http://www.halfords.com/workshop-too...-extractor-set

HTH,
Robert G8RPI.
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Re: Broken wheel nut removal

Make sure you use a centre punch before you drill. And keep the drill straight or you will blunt the tip within seconds. Might want a bench grinder to resharpen the bit depending how hard the bolt is.
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Re: Broken wheel nut removal

Personally I would try the cold chisel to make a slot and try unscrewing it
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