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mattmag
Premium,ExMod 2000-03
join:2000-04-09
NW Illinois
kudos:3
reply to mob

Re: Lug nut stuck; cross threaded?



It really isn't so much that you cross-threaded it, but in reality it is almost always a piece of debris that went on along with the nut. One more common thing that gets stuck is a small piece of the threads themselves, which makes for a real nice mess when you try to back it off and the piece gets stuck in the nut. It rips up the threads when enough force is used to back off the nut.


mob
On the next level..
Premium
join:2000-10-07
Eh - the dealership seemed to not be too surprised, they fixed it under warranty.


markwp2001
Spreadhead
Premium
join:2002-05-25
Long Beach, MS
reply to mattmag
said by mattmag:

It really isn't so much that you cross-threaded it, but in reality it is almost always a piece of debris that went on along with the nut. One more common thing that gets stuck is a small piece of the threads themselves, which makes for a real nice mess when you try to back it off and the piece gets stuck in the nut. It rips up the threads when enough force is used to back off the nut.

Yes, I'm thinking that is what happened in my case.

My mechanic charged me a total of $41 for the repair, which includes 1/2 hour of labor and tax.