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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-06-2007, 02:12 PM
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Newbie: needs help getting tires off.

Hi. I am new to this board and joined specifically to ask this question.

I desperately need advice on how to loosen lug nuts that are stuck solid. I have a cj3b that I'm giving to my uncle in Idaho. My cousin has agreed to take it up there (I'm in So Cal) but it's been sitting so long that the tires are flat and cracked and I'd like to get that fixed first.

I've tried all the WD40 and other lubricating stuff I can find. I even had AAA come out to give it a try, but they couldn't loosen them either. My next thought was that maybe I should hire a flat bed tow truck and have them take it down to Discount Tire and see what they can do. Before I do this though, I thought I'd see if there are any other options.

Obviously I'm not mechanically inclined, but I don't mind getting my hands dirty. Thank you all for any suggestions.

Melanie
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Melanie, go into your local auto store and get a can of PB Blaster. Spray the lugnuts, let it set then spray it again. Try loosening the nuts. If they're still stuck, spray again. An impact gun would help. Continue this until the Blaster has penetrated all the way in. Good luck with them.
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Melanie,

If you don't have a impact wrench readily available, you can pick one of these up, not good for much, but they work fine for removing lug nuts. If you have a harbor freight near you that is.

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FIRE!!!!!!!!

go grab your cheapy MAPP or PROPANE torch and cook em! they'll come right off.

be careful....it will work though

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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I'm on my way to get some PB Blaster to give that a try. We have an impact wrench, I think, so I'll try that too.

Regarding using fire...are the PB Blaster and other lubricants flammable? This could get exciting!

Melanie
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Im not 100% sure on this, but are they left hand lugs. If they are you may just be making it tighter.

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Im not 100% sure on this, but are they left hand lugs. If they are you may just be making it tighter.
I 2nd that.

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Oh boy, how do I figure out if they are left hand lugs?
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Look on the stud, it will usually have a little "L" stamped into the end.
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my CJ2a is not left hand thread....just FYI

normal righty tighty, lefty loosey.

not sure if they woulda changed it for just the 3b's

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