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removing locking wheel nuts

 
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: removing locking wheel nuts Reply with quote

Any suggestions for removing locking wheel studs without damaging the alloy wheels?

The key has bust - tried several of the sockets for removing stuck nuts but no joy

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pop into a tyre dealer they usually have a gadget for removing them, or see if a motor factors stock anything.What i'm thinking of is a socket that you wind on the wrong way as such, which then undoes the wheel nut.Saw a technician spend 1.5 hours getting a lock nut off a L320 RR the other day it's just depends how tight they are on.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ wot he said

IMO locking wheel nuts are nothing but a pain for the owner and no deterrent for a thief.

Of course the lack of can cause as much difficulty. I swapped mine for normal nuts as soon as I got the car and every service I get a call "where's your wheel nut key"

The old Difflock shop used to sell a product called Nutbuster sockets and they were brilliant.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try and tighten all the others up as tight as poss before trying t remove the lock nut . this works best when some muppet hasn`t used a gun on them .
if tou dont get any joy that way , get your self a set of urwin bolt extractors , the left hand spiral in them work a treat

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I lost my key I took my vehicle to a tyre fitter.
He smacked a locking wheel nut extractor on each locking nut, then a big extrension bar and undid them. It took longer to remove each nut from the tool afterwards than to remove each locking nut from the wheel.
He charged me a fiver.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tried the Irwin type this - problem is there isn't enough lip to bite.

Ended up having to order a new one from Citroen - £60! And a load of paper work

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know you have solved your own problem, but just in case anyone else reads this thread looking for a solution.. I have removed locking wheel bolts with no key before by welding a nut to the top of it, then simply undoing it using the new nut.. just another idea Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a lock wheel nut remover I have a few sets somewhere ,years back I had the exact problem, they work by threading over the locking nut anti-clockwise whilest tightening against the nut it undoes it . Very handy indeed would be a good choice if anyone else has that issue .
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just used old sockets 1mm smaller and a big fking hammer. As above, takes longer to get the socket out off the nut.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a nack to it place a bolt inside the socket first so you can vice it out takes minutes to do Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or just hold the socket in the top of a vice a drop an m10 bolt through the socket and clowt that. None of it is rocket science.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:08 pm    Post subject: Re: removing locking wheel nuts Reply with quote

ed wrote:
Any suggestions for removing locking wheel studs without damaging the alloy wheels?

The key has bust - tried several of the sockets for removing stuck nuts but no joy


bring it round, i`ll sort it.....

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have successfully used the "weld a socket on it" method, but it does depend on the design of the wheel.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Tyre wrote:
Very Happy


well, im allowed Wink Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Cool
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