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Calaper locked up

We can not get one bolt off of our front right tire. and we have even gone to shops and they can not get it off, its like its fused on. And of course the calaber is locked up and unless we can get the time off we can not use the vehical. what are the cheapest ways to do this as we do not have much money if we did we would pay someone else to worry about it PLEASE HELP

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Have you tried a heavy duty impact wrench? Usually if the lug nut won't come off then either you have to split the nut wit a chisel or twist the stud off with a heavy duty impact wrench. You can also try an impact socket and breaker bar. Slide a long pipe over the handle of the breaker bar to get more leverage and the stud should twist off if the nut doesn't loosen first. Once you get the wheel off, you can remove the front hub and replace the damaged stud.

Another method is to spray the nut and stud with penetrating oil, let it soak in for 30 minutes and then apply heat (a propane torch works fine). Do this a couple of times to break the nut free. DON'T TRY THIS IF YOU HAVE EXPENSIVE RIMS.

If you can't get the nut off because the stud is spinning with the nut then you will have to split the nut with a chisel.

If you have a nut that is rounded off or have a locking lug nut that is damaged, most good tire shops have a tool that can be used to grip the damaged nut and remove it. Good luck with your jeep.

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Well when I had one that wouldn't come off they just got the real big air gun, Worse case it rips the head and bolt off at the head. Then all the shop would have to do is replace that one stud bolt(3$ part) along with the caliper(roughly 90$ for a loaded one). I have a 96 jeep country and just had to get both front calipers, pads, rotors, ball joints, u-joints, inside axle shaft. so i definetly feel your pain.
That should be all the info you need,

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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    Lee A. Jun 13, 2008

    Ya he said basically the same thing I did. Usually the big impact wrench will get it off. Thanks for the helpful rating, Hope to see a Fixya next time.
    Good luck,



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