How to Replace Lug Nut Studs : How to Break Off Loose Lug Nuts


Hi! My name is Nate McCullough on behalf of
expertvillage.com. In this clip we are going to talk about the first step involved in changing
a broken wheel stud. The first step involved is going to breaking loose the lug nuts and
jacking up the vehicle. We will go over the appropriate method of both of those with you
right now. Our broken stud happens to be located here on the passenger side rear wheel. I have
my favorite lug breaking tool, the standard 4 way if I can figure out what side we got
here. Lucky guess. All you need to do in this step is break them loose just like so. There
is not particular pattern or order you need to follow when breaking them loose; there
we go. All right, you can see we only got 4 to do on this particular wheel because there
is our busted stud. Once you’ve got them loose it is okay to go ahead and place your floor
jack. I like to use a hydraulic floor jack just for the time involved in trying to use
the factory jack. This hydraulic one is the best thing since sliced bread. Go ahead and
tighten down our sealing nut. We are going to jack this up what they call a pinch well.
I’ll get it up high enough; hopefully you’ll get a good look at it. Pick up my jack stand
here.
Okay. I’m going to jack it up so the tire will spin freely. We of course have the parking
brake on so it’s not going to move yet for us. Going to place our jack stand and let
the vehicle down. Refer to your owner’s manual for the proper jacking points on your particular
car. Okay, that’s the proper way to jack up a vehicle and break the lug nuts loose.

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