Home › Forums › Stay Dirty Lounge › Service and Repair Questions Answered Here › Lug nuts start to come off, then stick › Reply To: Lug nuts start to come off, then stick August 8, 2023 at 3:49 pm #1025424 BillyParticipant 1. Threads damaged by over-torqueing as you suspected. This happens when someone puts them on with an air wrench instead of hand torqueing. 2. Nope, studs must be replaced. See if the shop will work with you.