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    Question Wheel Nut Sheared - Advice

    They aren't wheel nuts, they are bolts, but you know what I mean

    I have destroyed a wheel nut using a Breaker Bar (wonder why they are called Breaker Bars)

    I then put my Clarke Electric Wrench on the other equally stubborn bolts and they came out fine, eventually

    Not quite sure what that did to my joints as I held the torque wrench on those bolts for what seemed like for ever

    But at least they did come out rather than shear

    So my question is - Where do I go to get the wheel bolt remnant removed?
    Paul
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    Hammer and cold cut chisel - done it twice on mine.
    You're aiming to slacken the bolt - not decapitate it.

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    Already decapitated

    Nothing left to hit

    It will need something like a locking wheel nut remover
    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKKid35 View Post
    Already decapitated

    Nothing left to hit

    It will need something like a locking wheel nut remover
    Spray penetrant, Centre punch it, suitably drill it, use bolt remover https://www.screwfix.com/p/bolt-extr...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    The remaining bit of the stud is likely not tight at all. An electric stick welder and put the electrode on the end then flash the earth connection. That will stick the electrode to the bolt and you will probably be able to unscrew it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolinor View Post
    The remaining bit of the stud is likely not tight at all. An electric stick welder and put the electrode on the end then flash the earth connection. That will stick the electrode to the bolt and you will probably be able to unscrew it.
    Sadly not

    The hex part of the bolt has sheared but the collar remains firmly attaching the wheel to the hub

    About 450 ft lb did not shift it, so the remains of the head will need to be removed before the stud can be unscrewed
    Paul
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    You snapped the head off but left the thread and the bit that pushes against the wheel still on the car? So the wheel is still on the car?

    I have never seen that happen. I do not even know how the laws of physics can let that happen given that the threaded part of the bolt is half the thickness of the head.

    If it is as I think then there is no problem at all, just weld another head on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKKid35 View Post
    Sadly not

    The hex part of the bolt has sheared but the collar remains firmly attaching the wheel to the hub

    About 450 ft lb did not shift it, so the remains of the head will need to be removed before the stud can be unscrewed
    That's pretty much what I was left with - difference is that mine were 'locking' bolts.
    Engage the collar with a cold cut chisel sharp enough to get a bite, not so sharp as to dig right in. Then its just a case of hammering at the correct angle to slacken it using the shock to help. Takes time but works.

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    Ohhh, I thought it had sheared the head off (complete) and just left the bolt in the hole
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    Quote Originally Posted by reinaldo_is_spam View Post
    Ohhh, I thought it had sheared the head off (complete) and just left the bolt in the hole
    Nevertheless, I think your suggestion is what I am going to have to use, with the exception of the bolt extractor

    Once I have drilled to the level of the thread, and expanded the hole using a suitably large bit, the shoulder should fall off

    Then I can take the wheel off, and the remaining stud will come out by hand (as long as I leave it to cool down and don't burn myself)

    The problem is whether I have drill bits that are good enough, and whether I can drill by hand accurately enough
    Paul
    Pure 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Feb 08 - sold
    Passion 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Mar 09 - sold
    Passion 1998 T, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Apr 10 - sold
    Cabrio 2001 Y, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Jul 10 Replaced Oct 16

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