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SGH
 


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Removing Damaged Locking Wheel Nut

Whilst doing rear brakes on my D3 I have found that previous owner has mullers the locking wheel nut making it impossible to remove Sad Any tips on getting this off without damaging wheel Question

Simon
  
Post #106032222nd Feb 2013 3:41 pm
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DSL
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When you get 'em off worth changing to standard nuts. Thumbs Up
  
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That's the plan I hate locking wheel nuts....... Evil or Very Mad
  
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Halfords do some sockets for this that you can bash onto the thing to get it off.

Also another one is a reverse thread inside the socket so as you unscrew it screws into the nut/bolt head and will pull it out that way Smile
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Your local friendly tyre place may have the removal tool to get them off. Just a case of riding home with only 4 wheel nuts then Thumbs Up

edit: although when I had this problem on another car I used a hole saw to make a 50mm hole in a bit of wood (to protect the wheel face) stuck the nearest size normal socket over the locker and then brayed it with a sledgehammer until it was on and I was able to get the locker off Whistle
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Advice by those who know, given before...

Position the adapter nut in the wrong place on the wheel nut but make sure that a groove lines up. Hit it on with a BIG hammer. You destroy the adapter nut but hey ho you can buy a new one. Just make sure you hit it on all the way.

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It happened to me recently. The tyre place welded a nut to the broken bit in the wheel and used that to undo it. Worked a treat and no damage done to the wheel. Thumbs Up
  
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This is currently haunting me.
Just had a mobile tyre company round to replace both rears tyres and they couldn't get the damn locking wheel nuts off so tyres still not replaced.
I fortunately have it booked in tomorrow at my local garage for a strip + clean of the epb so it'll be their problem. Rolling Eyes
Why does this hassle always occur when you're going on holiday in 36 hours.
Going to replace the lockers with regular nuts too I think. Rolling Eyes
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Locking wheel nuts are great when they are brand new and unmolested by Your average tyre place. After that they're a pain in the rear.

Worst one I've had was a Merc one that had a slip ring around the edge so you couldn't just hammer a socket on. So an hour with a mini die grinder first, and then a socket and big hammer. Glad to get rid of the damned things. Evil or Very Mad
  
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you can get a survivor multi fit socket on flebay used on my hope this help Thumbs Up
  
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I cut the locking nut part off and split this from the rest of the nut assembly, then drove a standard 12 point socket on what was left to undo it, then binned them all Thumbs Up

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