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Need wheel lock socket by LoveBirds
Started on: 07-29-2020 06:47 AM
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Report this Post07-29-2020 06:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LoveBirdsClick Here to Email LoveBirdsSend a Private Message to LoveBirdsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Does anyone have the key / socket to remove the lock lug nut?

Need it before Saturday, yikes!

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Report this Post07-29-2020 08:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for sourmashClick Here to Email sourmashSend a Private Message to sourmashEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You'll probably have to buy a standard socket and drive it on the nut. I think I used a 6 sided socket. In the interim you can dab trans fluid on the threaded area to soak to make it move more freely.
I've also used one of the tuner six tab keys and ground some of the tabs off. In my case I left 2 tabs, one at 12 o'clock and one at 6. It worked on 2-3 of the nuts but not one of them.
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Originally posted by LoveBirds:

Does anyone have the key / socket to remove the lock lug nut?

Need it before Saturday, yikes!



Most tire shops will have the tools to remove that.
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Use a lug nut removal tool.....I've used one for 4 locking lug nuts, and it took each one off without trouble. Easy.

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Ok I was looking at those tools yesterday at the local parts store, didn’t seem like it would work but since you had success I’m going to grab it and give it a go.

Since car is wrecked I need to possibly remove wheels and take calipers off to free up wheels to get on a trailer. So taking it to a tire shop isn’t an option.
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Report this Post07-29-2020 07:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thelinsellsClick Here to Email thelinsellsSend a Private Message to thelinsellsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you go to almost any tire store , they have a selection of these tools .
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like sourmash suggested, get a socket that you'd prolly have no use anymore that fits just snug on there and hammer the socket onto it then use a breaker bar or impact wrench to get it off. prolly toss both the nut and socket afterwards since it'll be a ***** to separate them. I used this technique on locking lug nuts on my jeep which used 19mm and I used a 12 bolt standard that was about the same size that was tight fit but hammered it on to get the nut off.

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I used method 2 in the vid below
youtube vid

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Report this Post07-30-2020 05:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sourmashClick Here to Email sourmashSend a Private Message to sourmashEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I reused the same socket on several lug nuts. Once it breaks free leave the lug loose but still in the hub and work the socket off. Just driving the socket on far enough in the first place is key too. Don't drive it home.
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Report this Post07-30-2020 06:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for David RiedleSend a Private Message to David RiedleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have always welded a nut on the wheel nut.

Works well.

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Report this Post07-31-2020 05:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
We have two or three Fiero OEM wheel lock keys w lug nuts in the shop but there are like 6 different versions. If you need a wheel lock socket its almost impossible to tell which one might fit without having the car and the keyed sockets in the same place.

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Report this Post08-01-2020 08:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for johnyrottinClick Here to Email johnyrottinSend a Private Message to johnyrottinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Start soaking those lugs in tiny bit of tranny fluid. They are a ***** to get off once they rust up.
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