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Old 14 Aug 2006, 05:58 pm
fritz_t_coyote fritz_t_coyote is offline
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Wheel bolt? Or (translation issues) Wheel NUT?

Terminology time:

The nut has internal threads and screws onto a bolt which has external threads.

PTs wheels are mounted on the 5 studs (a kind of bolt) that are pressed into the brake drum (drum brakes) or hub (disk brakes). The nuts (called lug nuts due to their special shape) then are threaded onto the studs to secure the wheel.

If you rounded the corners off of a lug nut, a decent repair shop should be able to remove it with an nut removal tool and an air impact wrench. A replacement nut can then be found in any good auto supply shop and will screw right on.

If the stud is damaged, it will be more expensive, as the old stud has to be removed and the new one pressed in; typically a hydraulic press is used to do this job.

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