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Broke a Wheel Lug… Then Something Amazing Happened

A bad thing happened last night while putting my left rear wheel back on my V70 R. The lug bolt broke in half.

Broken lug nut in wheel hub

After my cursing stopped, I looked around this site for how to remove broken bolts. I found a post from back in the summer by member green27614 on how he gets broken bolts out.

Then I went to Home Depot and bought a 1/4″ metal drill bit ($5), a Black and Decker 5-piece screw extractor set ($9), and a punch/chisel set ($20). I was ready for war.

I then squirted a few blasts of Liquid Wrench at the bolt and waiting 10 minutes. After center punching the bolt to make a divot, I started drilling it. To my amazement, the bolt actually began turning a bit.

I stopped drilling and took a punch and dialed it out. Lucky.

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