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2002 Nissan Altima with broken lug nut stud - Help!

I went to a big box store to have new tires put on the rear of my 2002 Nissan Altima. They told me I had a stud broken from the inside of the wheel. The lug nut is still attached, and they can’t get the wheel off. Both the stud and the nut turn freely within the socket. Is there any way to get this off without having to pay the $70 a tire place will charge me to fix it? I have no idea how long its been like this. I currently have three new tires and one old.

If access is possible, one could tack weld the head of the lug stud to the flange. This would then prevent the lug stud from spinning allowing removal of the lug nut.


Pay the $70. They’ll have to cut the stud and maybe backfill (with weld) and drill the hole to press in the new stud.