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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Real wheel nut size/removal

I have my Goldwing laid on its' side with 4 of the 5 rear wheel nuts removed but I can't get the last one off. The 3/4" six-point socket is trying to round-off the nut.

19 mm is 0.748 inches, or 3/4".. I've tried both 6 point and 12 point to no avail. I am about to the point of trying to use aluminum foil to get a tighter fit. Any ideas?

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Have you considered using heat?
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Have you tried a 19mm 6pt socket? It should be a little tighter on the lugnut.

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I would also try a little heat & a little tapping.

If that don't do it, as long as it is still on it's side, you could fill the "stud chamber" up with a penetrant.
As said on other posts ATF & Acetone makes a good penetrant..

Make sure you are using enough leverage (Long breaker bar) to get the proper torque.

Hopefully the stud stays in and you don't have to cut the lug nut off. Good luck..
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Run the other 4 back on to hold the wheel tight. Get the bad boy off before removing the others.
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Have you considered using heat?
I haven't used any heat yet. I'm nervous about the unintended consequences!

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Have you tried a 19mm 6pt socket? It should be a little tighter on the lugnut.
I am using a 3/4" 6 point, which should be the same size as 19 mm. I could be wrong here, and maybe I need to get a 19 mm.

I admit that I did try aluminum foil. It didn't work of course. I am online right now looking at sockets designed for this.

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Get that 19mm, 6-point on it. With the breaker bar under pressure, smack the bar over the socket with a hammer to shock it loose.
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Here is a link to one like I use... around nine bucks:
https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Proto.../dp/B0026HGR8O

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It's too late now to do this, but I usually buy 5 new lug nuts to use every other tire swap and wheel removal. They are relatively cheap and if using 6 point sockets not so apt to round off the nuts.


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Run the other 4 back on to hold the wheel tight. Get the bad boy off before removing the others.
This will help. Loosening the others will put more pressure on the stuck one. Tightening the others will bring it back to normal.

Also...a 3/4 socket is 19.05mm so just a tad big. Add in machining tolerances and you may be .1 or .2 mm big so better to get a real 19mm.

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