View Single Post
Old 08-07-2021, 12:03 AM
EricSilver's Avatar
EricSilver EricSilver is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 1,322
This happened to me once when I used a too-long bar to torque my lug bolts and went too far.

You won't be able to get the wheel off but the solution is simple and quick:

1.) Get an Easy-Out bolt remover kit
2.) Get a cobalt or black oxide drill bit

If/when the head twists off, drill a hole in the remnant of the bolt and tap the Easy-Out into it. Then use your breaker bar and appropriately-sized socket to crank out the bolt.

Originally Posted by Matt300ZXT View Post
On my 99 e300. Apparently the person before me cranked one particular one down as tight as the impact would go. The head is already angling up as I was trying to break it lose with a breaker bar. If the head twists off, will I still be able to get the wheel off (the other 4 lugs are fine) or is there something in the design of this lug stud that's going to cause it to stick? I have a magnetic induction heater if I can just get the wheel off. I'm guessing this is probably best left to a shop that can just weld a nut in place on the end and try to get it out that way?
2008 E350 4matic / Black/Anthracite

Gone but not Forgotten:
2001 E430 4matic, 206,xxx miles, Black/Charcoal
1995 E320, 252,xxx miles, Black/Grey
1989 260E, 223,00 miles, Black/Black
Reply With Quote