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Old 22 January 2008, 18:24   #1
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how can i get my locking wheel nuts off ?

i have been a t1t and been tightening my locking nuts far too tight (i didnt know) and tonight when i was trying to get the wheels off to sort out my brake pads half the nut cracked off and pretty much rounded off any ideas to try or places to take it? tryed knocking a socket on over the nut but just slips off when any force is applyed the locking nuts are from subaru.

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Old 22 January 2008, 18:32   #2
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think you can get a socket that has a srew type thread in it, so when you put it over the nut, it bites into it, and the more you turn it, the tighter it get, giving more grip.

other than that, try and order a new key for them?
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the problem is a new key would not work because the nut has cracked so pattern in the key would not have anything to grip to
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Old 22 January 2008, 18:58   #4
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mole grips?

only other thing i can think of is to have a bar or something weilded on
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I used an old socket from my socket set (3/4") and 3" extention bar, pick one socket that is slightly bigger and hammer it on using the extention bar, I removed all four of mine this way when I had lost my key, took about 4 minutes to remove all four!!!!,
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I used an old socket from my socket set (3/4") and 3" extention bar, pick one socket that is slightly bigger and hammer it on using the extention bar, I removed all four of mine this way when I had lost my key, took about 4 minutes to remove all four!!!!,
thats what i thought and tryed but cant seem to get it to grip i think its the way the side has cracked off the nut.. i did try that but could not get it to move with out slipping. will give it another go tommorow. itd hard because i am also trying to avoid damaging my alloys

if not ill have to see if i can find one of these reverse threading sockets

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i would get them drilled off mate or cut off . all other options can make the nuts worse or danage the wheels,
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if you hammer a socket onto it make sure its a 12 sided socket not a 6 as the 12 seams to grip better
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if it fails getin a socet on dril dwn the centre of the nut and use sumat caled a easy out worked for me on my scooby also heat it up b4 u use the easy out. joe
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Might be cheaper sets around; just found this on a quick search off flea-bay.
EMERGENCY LOCKING WHEEL NUT REMOVER SET 4PCE -3464 on eBay, also, Nuts, Car Wheels, Tyres Trims, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 26-Jan-08 16:46:35 GMT)
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Sealey Professional Tools, Locking Wheel Nuts Removal Kit 7PC !!

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I had those stupid tri locks on one my car when I got it, the key snapped the first time I tried to undo one of the bolts. Took it down the local tyre place and they air chisled them all off in about five minutes and only charged me a tenner. Although I do all my own servicing and engine jobs, some jobs require specialist knowledge and tools, this was one such case, I would get on the phone to some tyre places and see what they can do.
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go unipart and get a locking nut removal socket, they come in all size's, just knock it on and start to undo it and it has a thread inside it which cuts and screws into the old nut, then to remove the nut from the socket place it under the wheel and place the wheel just on it and hammer it out then start again with the others.

Did all 4 of mine on 1 socket.
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o and they only cost about 2.70+vat each
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No point me sending a pm as you have had nearly most of the answer above.
Just be prepared to replace the threaded stud if you have to chisel the locking nut off.

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Had this problem myself,and what a pain in the **** to get off will never use locking nuts again.
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so can i just confirm that the threaded bolts in the hub can be knocked out from the hub and be replaced when i chizel them off?

look like i am going to have to since non of the above is working and also took it to 2 garages who said only way to get off is drill them out
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so can i just confirm that the threaded bolts in the hub can be knocked out from the hub and be replaced when i chizel them off?
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can anyone confirm the above question

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do you try the locking nut remove sockets?
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tryed they wont grip the nuts
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go unipart and get a locking nut removal socket, they come in all size's, just knock it on and start to undo it and it has a thread inside it which cuts and screws into the old nut, then to remove the nut from the socket place it under the wheel and place the wheel just on it and hammer it out then start again with the others.

Did all 4 of mine on 1 socket.

Blimey. Didn't even know about these. Great gift for the chav who has everything but your alloys!

On that note, park it somewhere rough then sit back and wait!

And invest in a torque wrench so it doesn't happen again

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yep i was shocked aswell, the RAC turned up and thats what he tried to use, but he said hes used it to many times, and never got round to getting another one, so just told me where to go,
and hammered the hell out of it to get a good grip on it, 1st couple of time is didnt grip then got mad and went at it with alot harder hits, then it worked a treat.
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I just used a 19mm socket pounded on to the locking lug and it worked like a charm.
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have you tried using a hacksaw? Saw a groove into it, quite deeply, then hammer a big screwdriver into the groove as far and as hard as you can. Then get a pair of molegrips on the handle and turn, keeping force on the screwdriver so that it doesn't come out of the groove. Never tried it on whellnuts, but used this method on various other knackered bolts.

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can ya post a pic up of the nut fella
Most take a 21 or 22mm socket over them but you have to get it on well.
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