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Broken Wheel Lug

Have a 944 parts car with wheel locks and a flat tire.
Drilled off cover.... everything good.
spray lugs that are under...everything still good.
put socket on lug and ..... snapped off the $%#& lug.
any ideas how to get off the remaining threaded part of the lug on the stud?
The wheel is a cookie cutter type.

Thank you for your ideas.
Jim

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Thanks.
But the problem is that the aluminum lug snapped off. The stud is showing and the bottom of the lug is still holding on the wheel.

any ideas?
I will try and put a picture tomorrow.
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I think I know what you mean... hm... lol probably not enough clearance to make a vice grip-ception
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I had the same problem a while ago, my solution was that i took a hole saw of the smallest possible diameter that went over the 12mm lug, 15mm OD. Protect the threads with tape or plastic that at the same time support the inside of the hole saw, remove the drillbit from the center and use with caution, you will damage the wheel but if you are careful it won't be much.
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750Cafe,
I was thinking something like that. I will try today.
Thanks for the idea.
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Would be even better if the teeth pointed the other way, sort of a "left-handed hole saw".

Make sure you douse the threads with PB-Blaster for a while, too.
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untested thinkings :

some combination of, in some order :

* epoxy the lug back together but not the wheel stud - mask it off somehow?
* use a nitrile glove in the socket to grip it better
* some penetrating oil - preferably before gluing back together
* epoxy that bit shown above to the lug
* impact driver + that bit shown above
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Thanks.
But the problem is that the aluminum lug snapped off. The stud is showing and the bottom of the lug is still holding on the wheel.

any ideas?
I will try and put a picture tomorrow.
EDIT: Never mind. Forgot that the 944 actually uses lug nuts instead of lug bolts. Sorry for the brain fart.
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Maybe try one of these if here is anything left of the flats?
Ordinarily one of the worst tools going, but some have had good luck on lug nuts with lost keys, etc.



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Well I went to see what could be done.
750cafe you get a gold star today.

This was a piece of cake.
I took a 3/4" / 19mm hole saw.
It fit right over the lug. The teeth came nowhere near any threads.
I drilled easy. I drilled until it hit the rim. Just a touch, and the beveled edge that was in contact to the rim popped off.
Pulled off the rim and used a pair of channel locks to take the leftover lug nut off the stud.
Wire brush to clean the treads and all done.
There was a touch of scoring of the wheel. But it is so far down the hole that it will not effect anything.

Took about 10 mins.

Thanks Pelican Parts Tech Forum....
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Good job!

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