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Old 07-31-2007, 10:42 AM
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Hello,

I was trying to take off a wheel bolt on my B6 A4 but this bolt would not budge. I used a carbon steel socket (harder than the bolt) and after tapping the socket in and using a lot of leverage, the bolt stripped.

Two garages have tried to hammer smaller sockets into the bolt to take it off but it simply won't budge.

Today a shop is going to drill off the head of the bolt, heat it and try to unscrew it.
If that doesn't work, they recommended that I get a new set of discs.

Do you guys have any alternatives? The other 4 bolts on the tire come off fine.

Thanks
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try getting a rly long pipe and slide it on the lug nut remover and then turn. that's how mine came off the first time
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Bolts stripped already and the stripped bolt kits all failed.

The bolt didn't strip because of an impropper fitting, it stripped because too much pressure was applied. An impact was also used but that didn't do anything.

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just leave it to the pros and hope they can fix it. man thats some really bad luck that sucks bro.
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Default RE: Stuck Wheel Bolt, Really Stuck

Who the hell put that bolt in? Is it cross-threaded, or is it just waaaaaay over-torqued?

Most shops won't torque to spec (90 ft-lbs) they'll just zap them back on with an impact wrench. Who was the last place to put that wheel on? I'd raise hell with them.

And no, i don't have any suggestions for what to do. Sucks dude, it really does.
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You could try this tool http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...&ihtoken=1
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Get a set of metrinch sockets - they're worth the money...
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If that doesn't work, they recommended that I get a new set of discs.


What are they talking about! If there is no chance in hell they can get that last bolt off, all you would need to do is buy a new hub since obviously one hole is plugged. What are they talking about a new set of discs???!!!!


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Default RE: Stuck Wheel Bolt, Really Stuck

Heat it up and use the tool I linked about.If that dont work then cut it off and replace the lugthat had gotten damaged. The dealer will probably be the only place to get itand it may cost up to $10.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:01 PM
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Default RE: Stuck Wheel Bolt, Really Stuck

The car is fixed now, cost $60. The ship drilled out the bolt with a diamond tipped bit and then heated. Came out after that.

Next project, installing HID's
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