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Hard to remove tire lug nuts made easy

Did you ever have to remove a tire on your car or someone elses and the wheel lugs were too tight?
Ok I have a "proven simple solution".
Keep available a deep socket 1/2" drive impact wrench quality for both 3/4" lug nuts and 13/16" lug nuts and a small 2-4 lb. hammer.
Put the socket on the tight lug, strike it with the hammer dead on, remove it with your lug wrench, if that doesnt work, apply WD 40, use a 1/2 breaker bar and slide a 2 foot pipe over the handle of the breaker bar, lean your body weight on the breaker bar/pipe and walla it will come off.

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My back tire is trun inward how do i fix it

Hi Chanise.

Short of you happening to own one of the old 4-Wheel Steering Hondas, rear wheels should not turn inward. A couple of intermediate scenarios:
  1. It's possible that there's a little bit of inward turn if the wheel lug nuts have been loosened a lot, or even removed completely. Are all the nuts on the wheel and tight? If they are loose or gone, this can be pretty dangerous. At best you'd get a jack under the car, hopefully augmented with a jack stand, so that you can jack up the wheel until it's off the ground. Then you carefully re-tighten the bolts, checking that the threads are OK, that the studs aren't bent, and that the wheel looks square once the bolts are tight.
  2. If you've had a significant failure in your suspension, such as a blown shock or strut, a broken spring, a disconnected/broken wishbone if the suspension is that type, or a broken/disconnected sway bar, then the rear suspension could be in a wonky position relative to the car. This would need to be checked by someone who knows suspensions and has the gear to deal with it. A lot of that would require a lift and large specialty tools, but the good news would be that with re-connected or repaired parts, you'd hopefully be good to go.

Other than that, if the rear wheel on your car is turning inward, and it's beyond something like a flat tire with the walls veering off from how the car is sitting, this isn't something you fix at home. This means that a major part of your suspension has been bent, probably including areas of the frame. That's major body shop work.

I hope this frames options for you. If you do end up having loose or missing wheel lugs, be careful, make sure they are properly tightened this time, and keep an eye on your car. Lugs can sometimes work loose when not torqued enough, but all of them happening to be loose without you noticing the rear of the car going 'whompety whompety whomp' while driving? Hard to imagine. It'd mean that someone loosened them deliberately, and you'd want to make sure they don't try it again after you fix it (locking wheel lugs would be a good investment at that point).


Dec 11, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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I have removed all the lug nuts but still cant remove tire

If the tire is stuck,
1. Reinstall all lug nuts
2. Loosen all lug nuts 1 turn from tight
3. Set car on ground
4. Push car till wheel wiggles (back and forth)
5. Jack back up
6. Continue with removal

Jun 04, 2011 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

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i had a flat tire and someone put the wrong size tire on my car which caused the srews for the lug nuts to break off now i cant put my tire on is the car a total now

No...absolutely not. However....it is more likely that the lugs were not tightened in the first place that caused the lugs to break. Wrong size tire will not do that. Furthermore...its a pretty simple fix. Jack up the wheel....pull off the caliper bracket and rotor will slide right off. Then you have a hub in front of you with all of the broken studs facing you. Take a hammer...smack out the studs from the hub. They are splined in there....one good hit can smack them out. Call your local NAPA or Auto Zone...give them your vehicle info and tell them you need all of the lug studs and lug nuts for on side of the vehicle. They should have them in stock. The rest is just reversing your removal procedure. Turn the wheel out...smack them in till the flat base of the stud is flush with the back of the hub. put rotor and caliper back on....and then the tire....tighten the lug nuts! You are good to go. Probably a $20 repair. Caliper bolts may be very tight....they use lock tight in the factory. You should get ahold of a good 1/2" breaker bar

Nov 14, 2010 | Ford Explorer Cars & Trucks

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getting front tire off to check brakes. already

it seized on the hub is all. lay on side, kick with the back of you heel without laying under vehicle. thread on a lug a few turns so it doesnt take off. be carful! make sure its hoisted safely with a block or stand for back up

Sep 04, 2009 | 1999 Honda CR-V

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