To remove a rounded lug nut, purchase a rounded-lug-nut-removal tool from a local auto repair shop. Many lug-nut-removal tools are sold with a set of socket-type ends in various sizes. To use the lug-nut-removal tool, choose the appropriately sized socket from the set and twist it onto the lug nut. Once the removal tool is firmly in place, turn the socket to remove the lug nut.Know More
In an emergency situation, it is possible to use a chisel, screwdriver and hammer to remove a rounded lug nut. To use the chisel method to remove a lug nut, place a small, sharp chisel on the outer edge of the lug nut, and hit the chisel with a hammer to form a small notch. Insert a flat screwdriver into the notch and loosen the lug bolt until it can be removed by hand.
Rounded lug nuts can also be removed with a grinder and tire iron. Use the handheld grinder to create two flat sides on the lug nut, and remove the nut with a tire iron. Do not touch the surrounding areas with the grinder, and wear safety goggles during the removal process. Take the vehicle to a mechanic after removing the nut to ensure no further damage has occurred during the removal process.Learn more about Tires, Rims & Wheels
To measure a lug pattern, find the bold circle diameter, or BCD, and add the number of bolts to the diameter. Use a tape measure to complete this task.Full Answer >
Trucks with 8-lug wheels include 3/4 to 1-ton trucks from various vehicles, including Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge and Jeep. Generally, large trucks use the stronger 8-lug wheels to incorporate larger brakes and improve stopping ability.Full Answer >
A wheel lug nut torque chart indicates the proper amount of torque, or twisting force, to apply to the lugs nuts found on vehicle wheels. Mechanics need to apply proper torque when tightening lug nuts to ensure damage does not occur to the wheels.Full Answer >
The 5 by 114.3 lug pattern was the standard lug pattern between 1980 and 2005, so the pattern will fit many car models, such as vehicles from Acura, Toyota, Honda, Ford and Dodge. If the vehicle was made before the 1980s or after the year 2000, then the vehicle has a smaller chance of fitting the 5 by 114.3 lug pattern.Full Answer >