Q: How to remove a stripped lug

asked by on December 11, 2016

Trying to replace the rear drum breaks on silverado 1500. But there is 1 lug nut that is stripped /broke.

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

In order to get lug nuts that have stripped out you will need to have the lug nut removed by using special stripped lug nut socket. The socket has special locking knobs inside that will grip onto the stripped nut and turn it off or brake stud. The stud and nut will need to be replaced. The reason this happens is the lugs nuts were not torques properly when wheel was installed before.

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