Help Needed ASAP: Frozen Lugs

03Golfer

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03 Golf, 92 Toyota swap (ongoing)
I understand that. But if the primary goal of the thread is to get the wheel off the car, someone needs to be making attempts to remove the wheel. If your shop cannot either drill out or get a long cheater bar, suggest taking it to another shop. A truck shop should have large enough tools.
 

dieseldonato

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Mar 10, 2023
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Us
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2001 jetta
Most the "tire" shop around here do cars and trucks, so I find it odd they don't have the tools to get it off. Everyone's got a section of pipe laying around to hang off their trusty beaker bar/ ratchet of choice.
 

Nuje

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2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2002 (swap from 2L gas); 2016 A3 e-tron
I'd be looking for another shop....
Same.
Your shop doesn't want to get it done - for whatever reason....and the reason doesn't matter. The bolts can be removed by any number of the aforementioned suggestions - it's up to OP to get it to a place that will "try" a little harder.
 

privateTDIjet

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2009 Jetta 2.0 TDI and 2014 Passat 2.0 TDI / Ive got a MK5 bentley manual, message me for a free diagram
The 50/50 acetone ATF mix overnight, a long breaker bar and a stripped bolt remover worked for me last year. It was only 1 bolt that was stuck and we tried everything from heat to hammers. Made a mess out of the rim hitting it....
 

turbobrick240

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maine
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2011 vw golf tdi(gone to greener pastures), 2001 ford f250 powerstroke
Clearly that job called for a splitting maul, lol.
 
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