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2011 Dodge Caliber, Broken Lug Nut--Tire Removal


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bop51763
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Nov 10, 2016, 12:10 PM

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2011 Dodge Caliber

I took my car to the shop to have my front driver side tire replaced. The mechanic at the shop broke my lug nut on the stud, he then decided to use a drill which melted/fused the rim to the stud. The other four lug nuts are able to be removed, but I need to remove the tire. I tried finishing the drilling mess they started with a cobalt HSS bit, but it barely put a dent in it. Is there any way to break the stud off without having to drill through the rim and stud? I read somewhere you could take off the other four lugs and use leverage on the stuck one to break the stud. Will this cause more damage. Thank you in advance.


kev2
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Nov 10, 2016, 2:41 PM

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Re: 2011 Dodge Caliber, Broken Lug Nut--Tire Removal Sign In

why is the shop that created the issue not dealing with this?
A tire shop that does not know how to deal with lug issues?
I will need to visualize the wheel and how to work this -- maybe air grinder, torch, welding nut on stud and snapping,


Hammer Time
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Nov 10, 2016, 3:53 PM

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Re: 2011 Dodge Caliber, Broken Lug Nut--Tire Removal Sign In

The biggest problem is that most all of the methods will damage the wheel in the process.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 11, 2016, 12:56 AM

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! Shop owns this problem IMO stop messing with it. If unusually corroded or a pre-existing problem for some reason hard to prove a pro wouldn't have a problem with this or decline working on your car.


A DRILL! It got hot enough to melt stud and wheel! Yikes! Wasn't very sharp was it? Doesn't strike me that they know how to approach an issue that is in fact always possible and how to deal with it before they touch a car,


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