How to Remove a Stripped Lug Nut or Spinning Lug Nut Cap

If you have a spinning lug nut cover or a stripped lug nut, you may be wondering how to remove it. Our experts in this article and video reveal how to remove a stuck lug nut cap and a stripped lug nut with some simple methods.

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How to Remove a Spinning Lug Nut Cap

Spinning and frayed lug nut cap
Spinning and frayed lug nut cap

Some lug nuts have protective caps that need to be removed to access the nut. During the removal, sometimes they can jam and spin at the end of the lug nut. They can be removed with a chisel and hammer, but this might damage the wheel. A socket and air impact wrench will also work.

Steps for Removing a Spinning Lug Nut Cap

  1. Place a Smaller-Size Socket onto the Lug Nut Cap

    Place a lower-sized socket to the lug nut and hammer it on to secure it

  2. Remove the Lug Nut Cover with an Air Impact Wrench

    Loosen and remove the lug nut cover with an air impact wrench.

How to Remove a Stripped Lug Nut

Follow the steps above to remove a rounded lug nut, which requires using a smaller-size socket and a powerful tool like an air impact wrench. You can also remove a broken lug nut with some methods listed in the article below.

Read here for more methods on how to remove a rounded lug nut

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