That can be the case. However, at a local tractor supply or tool store you can find an impact screwdriver. They are very cheap in cost and simple to use. You place the tool on the screw using the philips bit and hit the other end with a hammer. It will loosen the screws. Prior to that spray some liquid wrench on them and that will help as well.
In all honesty the screws do very little. For instance, all drum brakes do not have the screws. The rotor fits over the lug bolts and the rotor is held in place actually by the lugs and the screws only assist to hold the rotor in place until the wheel is put on and the lug nuts are tightened.
Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 12:59 PM