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Lug nuts on front drivers side pasat 99 stuck

I can get the rear lug nuts to move no problem, but the front one wont move. there is a larger nut in the center of the other nuts of the front tires, but not the back. do I have to remove this one first?

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  • joe bonadonna Jan 06, 2013

    forgot to add, all the nuts look the same (except the center one which is larger) so I dont think they lock,

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Iam totally confused here now please explain what you are trying to do here in plain english with no american terminology like lug ? because this word means a worm you dig up at low tide to go fishing with.

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  • joe bonadonna Jan 06, 2013

    there are 5 nuts/bolts/screws on my tire and one larger one in the center. in order to take the tire/ wheel off the car I need to take them off,.... but they are stuck. the larger one is not presant on my rear wheels and I have no problem removing thoughs nuts/bolts/screws. I know some cars have locking nuts but Im prety sure thats not the case here but I dont know.

  • joe bonadonna Jan 06, 2013

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lug_nut

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Jan 06, 2013

    right now i understand ,sorry about the confussion as iam a europeon mechanic ,now their are 4 wheel nuts sometimes 5 depending on model and on a VW they are 17mm headed bolts and they undo anticlockwise ,the big one in the middle on the fronts is for the drive shaft so dont touch this one .Whats happened is they have no doubt been put on with air gun or air wrench to you and as such they will have been over tightened .now leave car on ground and with a decent snap on knuckle bar crack each one in turn and you may need a tube on the end of the knuckle bar to give some leverage.When refitting the bolts put some oil on the thread and just tighten them with the tool that came with the car as this is enough pressure that needs to be applied .Not jumped on with a long bar just 40 lbs pressure is the most you need for a wheel nut .Hope none of them break as you try to undo them as is often the case when the tyre shop has used a air tool to tighten them

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SOURCE: removing front tire

Take a hammer and a piece of 2X4 and lightly tap on the back side of the tire. Be careful as the hammer will kick back towards you

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SOURCE: What wrench is needed to remove the 2002 GTI lug nuts?

they are the locking wheel nuts(lugs)and you will need a key(not a hex allen key)to remove them.if you look close you will see that the sides are not equal.
I use a nut spilitter or an old socket hammered onto the nut to remove it,means replacements but next time you buy a car check to make sure you have the radio code and the wheel nut key.

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SOURCE: i have a used car

you can try to clamp on a pair of vice grips real tight and with a hammer tap loose ,you can also break stud then replace with new one

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