Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
27-05-2006, 14:24   #1
tw0nk
Registered User
 
tw0nk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wexford
Posts: 1,083
Worn out wheel nut

Hi all just got a puncture and brought it to a tyre place to get fixed, the guy there said he couldnt take off one of the wheel nuts cos it was absolutely wrecked....

My question is, how do i go about getting it off , where could i get this done and get the nuts replaced and how much will it cost? i have a ford focus zetec 01 hatch.

Thanks in advance.
tw0nk is offline  
Advertisement
27-05-2006, 15:04   #2
mondeoman
Registered User
 
mondeoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: DUN LAOGHAIRE/GOREY
Posts: 394
why can't he get the nut off?,is it a damaged locking nut he can't remove or a standard ford one?(19mm).
or is it the threads that are f##ked? also front or rear .
mondeoman is offline  
27-05-2006, 15:27   #3
tw0nk
Registered User
 
tw0nk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wexford
Posts: 1,083
heya mondeoman, its a standard 19 (back left wheel) but the cap has come off the nut,he thinks someone tried to take it off before with the wrong size brace, so its after becoming "rounded".
tw0nk is offline  
27-05-2006, 20:01   #4
mondeoman
Registered User
 
mondeoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: DUN LAOGHAIRE/GOREY
Posts: 394
hi m8,
maybe if you could force say an 18mm socket onto the nut in question then try and undo it.or try a few different types of 19mm's like wheelbrace then socket etc.
if you do remove it just bin it and get a new one from fords.
best of luck with it twOnk.
mondeoman is offline  
27-05-2006, 22:35   #5
fletch
Registered User
 
fletch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dublin
Posts: 5,981
Halford sell a locking wheel nut remover that would probably work on a normal nut? Worth a try....
Same thing happened my dad and we had to drill off the but and then smash it with a hammer
fletch is offline  
Advertisement
27-05-2006, 23:37   #6
Interceptor
Registered User
 
Interceptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Behind you with a Desert Eagle .50 to your head
Posts: 2,937
Like mondeoman says, get something to fit as snugly as possible and use an air wrench on it to torque it off. I usually weld short bars onto nuts to get them off and if its an ordinary steel wheel this will do the trick but its not a home job for most folk, the heat from the welding does most of the work.

Avoid any tyre place which lets you leave without sorting this problem for you - its not rocket science.

'cptr
Interceptor is offline  
29-05-2006, 23:20   #7
BRM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Interceptor

Avoid any tyre place which lets you leave without sorting this problem for you - its not rocket science.

'cptr
It does seem a bit unprofessional to leave it like that all right.
BRM is offline  
29-05-2006, 23:25   #8
crosstownk
Registered User
 
crosstownk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Terenure, Dublin
Posts: 8,774
Send a message via Skype™ to crosstownk
If it badly rounded then maybe a hammer and chisel is the only way forward.

Have spare wheel nuts ready.
crosstownk is offline  
29-05-2006, 23:31   #9
Hobart
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 4,721
Do not use a hammer and chisel. You will only damage the bolt mec coming from your wheel hub. Heat the nut, with a gas torch (or get any garage will do it) and use a standard 19mm brace to remove it, or a good vice grip with leverage. With sufficent heat, the nut will expand (inside and out) and will come off easily.
Hobart is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet