1989 190E 2.6
The mechanic that did my ball joints managed to over torque all of my lug bolts on the front, one of which I was unable to remove and ended up bending my tire iron that came with the car. In doing so the head of the lug bolt rounded off a little. How the hell am I going to get this thing out?? I've got to replace the strut with a Bilstein and a new strut mount and I'll also need to remove the wheel so I can get my winter tires put on soon. What is the best method to getting this bitch off? Hammering on a smaller socket with a much much larger breaker bar?? And what if it turns out to be cross threaded and the bolt just snaps and needs to be drilled out? Can the hub be re-tapped or am I fudged?? I've been putting off doing this because I'm afraid of what could happen but I'm gonna try it soon.