I just got some new lug nuts because the previous owner did not include the key for the lug nuts I had on the car.
I did find an adapter that allowed me to take out those old lug nuts but as I was putting on the new lugs I realized I cross threaded one of my lug nuts. After removing the wheel I noticed that there seemed like little damage to the hub screw but the lug nut it self was really hot. I figured most of the damage was done to the nut and the thread looked like crap. The screw looked pretty good for most of its length but a little warped on the tip.
So the real question is as I was trying to put on another lug nut on the same hub screw it would not "catch"
How safe would it be to run my car with 4 nuts in out of 5? and.....
What should i do.
a. grind off a half of a centimeter off of the hub screw?
b. take it to subaru to fix the problem for potentially lots of $$?
c. Insert your solution here.