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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-04, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys. I'm trying to replace my tired old front disc pads with some great new ones, but I cant get the f'ing wheel lug nuts off. I'm no weakling but these buggers wont budge, not one!
I've sprayed em with WD40 and still cant get em off. any surefire solutions out there>? :(

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Re: Stuck bloody lugnuts!

Use a socket with a small extension bar and a torque wrench. Make sure your turning the right way. I've got a mate who always states he can't get them off. He's always tightening them when he needs to loosen them. Sometimes he even breaks studs/bolts. Everything!

Other than that. Same as above minus torque wrench use a long breaker bar/pipe.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-04, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Stuck bloody lugnuts!

oki doki. why a torque wrench... just for greater leverage?
and if im not mistaken, every nut & bolt on cars adheres to the old 'lfty loosy righty tighty' or anti-clockwise = unscrew, clockwise = tighten...
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yup thats correct. Right = undo. Torque wrench for leverage You can also put your whole body weight on it.

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brilliant. that worked a treat. now how the heck do i get the old brake pads out and put the new ones in?? :/
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Re: Stuck bloody lugnuts!

Drum are a pain. they have these little circular clips you have to remove to get the linings out.

Disc just have two 5/8th if I remember right to remove and the caliper falls off. Lever the piston back in. I usually use a ball joint splitter and big screw driver. Remove the old pads and fit the new ones.

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Make sure you lubricate the threads prior to reassembly. I use Nickel antiseize.
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