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lug nuts and breaker bar

Looks, like some douche bag decided to over-tighten/torque the dang lug nuts and I can't get it off even using a breaker bar. So what can i do here? I have sort of a high OCD to keep my car clean, and I need access to the steal rims so I can clean off the brake dust that's on it.
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Re: lug nuts and breaker bar

Just use some wheel cleaner and water. They're just steel* wheels
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Re: lug nuts and breaker bar

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Just use some wheel cleaner and water. They're just steel* wheels
I have wheel cleaner and soapy water and that is my plan to clean it.. Its just some douche bag over torqued the lug nuts... its near impossible to get them off.
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Re: lug nuts and breaker bar

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I have wheel cleaner and soapy water and that is my plan to clean it.. Its just some douche bag over torqued the lug nuts... its near impossible to get them off.
You do realize they're torqued up to about 85 ft lbs right? That means you have to really lay into that breaker bar with the car on the ground first. Crack the lugs loose, then jack it up and remove the lugs. Who ever worked on it last probably used an impact wrench to tighten them up, and then followed up with a torque wrench (standard operating procedure).
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Re: lug nuts and breaker bar

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You do realize they're torqued up to about 85 ft lbs right? That means you have to really lay into that breaker bar with the car on the ground first. Crack the lugs loose, then jack it up and remove the lugs. Who ever worked on it last probably used an impact wrench to tighten them up, and then followed up with a torque wrench (standard operating procedure).
It was probably the tech at Honda who did it. Are you sure that the standard procedure is to use an impact gun and then use a torque wrench? I was able to loosen two-three lug nuts on the Nissan with the breaker bar yesterday, and we only take it to the dealer. And how the heck am I supposed to know how 85 ft lbs is, when I never used a ratchet or anything similar that had the torque numbers on it. I tried using my leg power too btw, so something is messed up.
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Re: lug nuts and breaker bar

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It was probably the tech at Honda who did it. Are you sure that the standard procedure is to use an impact gun and then use a torque wrench? I was able to loosen two-three lug nuts on the Nissan with the breaker bar yesterday, and we only take it to the dealer. And how the heck am I supposed to know how 85 ft lbs is, when I never used a ratchet or anything similar that had the torque numbers on it. I tried using my leg power too btw, so something is messed up.
Then it's probably more than 85 ft lbs. You need to put more azz into it. If you can't break them loose now, how are you going to change a flat along side the road?
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Re: lug nuts and breaker bar

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It was probably the tech at Honda who did it. Are you sure that the standard procedure is to use an impact gun and then use a torque wrench? I was able to loosen two-three lug nuts on the Nissan with the breaker bar yesterday, and we only take it to the dealer. And how the heck am I supposed to know how 85 ft lbs is, when I never used a ratchet or anything similar that had the torque numbers on it. I tried using my leg power too btw, so something is messed up.
This is always the standard procedure for any vehicle.


Put your purse down and put some muscle into it. I could break em loose when I weighed 150lbs of nothing.
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Re: lug nuts and breaker bar

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This is always the standard procedure for any vehicle.


Put your purse down and put some muscle into it. I could break em loose when I weighed 150lbs of nothing.
Exactly. Hell I used to use those flimsy tire iron/jack handles when I only weighed 135 lbs of nothing. Try that along side the freeway. If that doesn't scare the crap out of you, nothing will.
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Re: lug nuts and breaker bar

Haha if you really can't get them loose try kicking the breaker bar or hitting it with a hammer if you really have to
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Re: lug nuts and breaker bar

Put some muscle into it or stand on the end of the bar. I quit using a breaker bar since I got a Milwaulkee 1/2" electric impact with 1100ft lbs of break away torque.
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