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Impact not working??

Im not sure If this in the the wrong section( I bet it is) But Im trying to get the lug nuts off my wheels and my impact just isn't doing the job. I hit it with impact and it just clicks doesn't budge. Any one have any suggestions?
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PB Blaster and a breaker bar with a bar on the end. Don't use heat whatever you do.

EDIT - Are you sure you're turning them the right way?
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Get a better impact, breaker bar will do the trick until you do though.
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Huge breaker bar. Jump on it.
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turn the air pressure up on your impact gun
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Get a better impact, breaker bar will do the trick until you do though.
same here if it was a walley world special its not going to cut in been their done it. i went and got a bigger inpact.
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When was the last time you lubed it? (the gun)

A breaker bar is more fun too.
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When was the last time you lubed it? (the gun)

A breaker bar is more fun too.
Have no Idea just grabbed it off the shelf and aired it up. Forgot to add its pneumatic. I don't think my little pancake compressor is cutting it, the gun says [email protected], and the compressor is rated [email protected] My dad to back his big 50 gallon kobalt compressor
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If you want your gun to last, pick up some of this. I drop a couple of drops into my gun every time I use it. It might be excessive, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.


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you probably have a cheapo gun and a cheapo compressor to do the job. You need a decent compressor and a good gun. I can only get 1,000ft/lbs in reverse outta my hoopty 1/2" Mac Gun. muahaha


edit: pancake compressor will never do the job...
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Say I finally break them, will the gun safely tighten them? Im not sure how great it is, its a Campbell Hussfelid (sp?)
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I sure wouldn't trust it. If it can't get it off, it probably cant get it back on. If ever you are unsure of a tools tightening capability, always double check with a hand tool. I've used my guns enough to say they'll be plenty tight enough.
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Torque the lugnuts to 100 ft/lbs.
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The pancake should be good for one lug. If your impact truly is an impact not an overgrown air ratchet.

Get a breaker bar and a torque wrench. Better safe than sorry.

Check and see if you got a china tool palace near you. Just keep in mind you get what you pay for. If you break their tools buy a better one if you really used it.

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...cator/start.do

Or just buy weekend warrior king craftsman stuff at sears.
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that must be some wussy impact! a pancake compressor should be able to run a decent impact, it's not like you're hammering non stop (atleast you shouldn't be), just a little burp of the trigger should bust those lug nuts loose, you just have to let the compressor recover. i think you need a new (quality) impact.

there's a reason they make torque wrenches, and this is that reason. torque them, drive it, then within 60 miles, re-torque them.

overtight can be just as bad as not-tight-enough.
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well i had the rear tires change at a shop and i think they over tightened them, haven't tried the front wheels.
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They should be around 110 ft pounds.
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The pancake should be good for one lug. If your impact truly is an impact not an overgrown air ratchet.

Get a breaker bar and a torque wrench. Better safe than sorry.

Check and see if you got a china tool palace near you. Just keep in mind you get what you pay for. If you break their tools buy a better one if you really used it.

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...cator/start.do

Or just buy weekend warrior king craftsman stuff at sears.
Whats the deal with harbor freight? I went in there once and everything was SO cheap. are all the tools made in china?
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Obviously you aren't picking up what we are putting down.

A pancake compressor will NOT get your lug nuts on safely. Nor will a cheap gun attached to a pancake compressor. Those compressors are great for roofing and stuff, though.

And you are supposed to oil your pneumatic tools EVERY TIME you use them. 3 drops MINIMUM. If you don't, then they aren't going to last.
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Yup oil every time you use it if you want the tool to last. I have a 5 gallon compressor and a 600 ft/lb gun and it will take my lugs off like butter and put them back on too.
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Yup oil every time you use it if you want the tool to last. I have a 5 gallon compressor and a 600 ft/lb gun and it will take my lugs off like butter and put them back on too.
Really? I would never use anything less then a 10 gallon on auto stuff. The motor just runs too often on anything with less then 10 gallons cycling through it.

My dad's got a 25, and it takes off three wheels, and 4 lugs on the fourth before it has to fill back up.

I can't wait until I have a shop. I'm getting a 80 gallon.

One thing to remember for those of you who live in colder climates is to drain your compressors. Depending on how cold it gets, that's how often you drain it. Here, when it starts dipping below about 0, we start draining the compressors at work daily. If it's below freezing, it's just once a week.
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when impact doesnt work, which is fairly common around here. i use a gorilla bar. which is just a big breaker bar. find a 4 way and go to town
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yeah and make sure to torque them to 105 lbs.
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Really? I would never use anything less then a 10 gallon on auto stuff. The motor just runs too often on anything with less then 10 gallons cycling through it.

My dad's got a 25, and it takes off three wheels, and 4 lugs on the fourth before it has to fill back up.

I can't wait until I have a shop. I'm getting a 80 gallon.

One thing to remember for those of you who live in colder climates is to drain your compressors. Depending on how cold it gets, that's how often you drain it. Here, when it starts dipping below about 0, we start draining the compressors at work daily. If it's below freezing, it's just once a week.
Oh it only lasts for like 2 bolts before the comp starts running but it works. My dad got this one for woodworking and I don't have the cash to get a nice one. I always drain my compressor when I'm done using it, just habit. I want to get a nice 30 gallon one though.
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