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Old 20 Dec 2005, 07:07 pm
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Default Anyone have an idea how to remove a broken wheel lock nut?

Without using torches?
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Old 20 Dec 2005, 08:34 pm
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"DaveK" <skulka22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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| Without using torches?

I had that problem a few years ago. All the suggestions I heard involved
possible damage to the wheel and/or lug. In the end I brought it to my local
Acura dealer where they cleanly removed the damn broken nut for $35


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Old 20 Dec 2005, 10:20 pm
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Default Re: Anyone have an idea how to remove a broken wheel lock nut?

Vice grips?
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Old 20 Dec 2005, 11:35 pm
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"DaveK" <skulka22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Without using torches?


Yes - drive a 6 point socket on it (one that almost fits but is one size too
small to fit over it). If you have chosen the right size it will be peeling
the metal back as it goes on, so watch your fingers. Remove the lock as
though removing a regular lug nut. The two will be tightly jammed together
and you will need a vise and a drift or punch to drive the lock out of the
socket.

I've only done it once, but it worked the first time. Needless to say, it
can't be done with a cheap socket.

Mike


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Old 21 Dec 2005, 09:20 pm
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Default Re: Anyone have an idea how to remove a broken wheel lock nut?

I would try something like a Dremel with a cutting wheel. Just cut a groove
on two sides opposite from each other as close as possible without touching
the stud and then jamb a screwdriver in the slot. It should break off
without damaging the stud.


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Old 21 Dec 2005, 09:24 pm
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Default Re: Anyone have an idea how to remove a broken wheel lock nut?

On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 19:20:22 -0700, Bryan said:

>I would try something like a Dremel with a cutting wheel. Just cut a groove
>on two sides opposite from each other as close as possible without touching
>the stud and then jamb a screwdriver in the slot. It should break off
>without damaging the stud.
>


Drill a hole in the middle and use an extrator?

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Old 03 Feb 2006, 01:14 am
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On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 19:20:22 -0700, "Bryan"
<NoSpam@AtMyEmailAddress.com> wrote:

>I would try something like a Dremel with a cutting wheel. Just cut a groove
>on two sides opposite from each other as close as possible without touching
>the stud and then jamb a screwdriver in the slot. It should break off
>without damaging the stud.
>
>
>"DaveK" <skulka22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:t37hq196ahlv7eqqs4a463jj8hq7kb4mlk@4ax.com.. .
>> Without using torches?

>


A friend once got stuck in BFE with a flat and no "key" to the wheel
lock of his new used car. They were able to get it off by hammering a
just slightly too small socket onto the nut.


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Old 03 Feb 2006, 07:57 pm
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Default Re: Anyone have an idea how to remove a broken wheel lock nut?

I back the removal method using an undersized socket driven over the nut. I
lost the special key for lock nuts and removed the entire set using this
method.
Ron

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> On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 19:20:22 -0700, "Bryan"
> <NoSpam@AtMyEmailAddress.com> wrote:
>
>>I would try something like a Dremel with a cutting wheel. Just cut a
>>groove
>>on two sides opposite from each other as close as possible without
>>touching
>>the stud and then jamb a screwdriver in the slot. It should break off
>>without damaging the stud.
>>
>>
>>"DaveK" <skulka22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:t37hq196ahlv7eqqs4a463jj8hq7kb4mlk@4ax.com. ..
>>> Without using torches?

>>

>
> A friend once got stuck in BFE with a flat and no "key" to the wheel
> lock of his new used car. They were able to get it off by hammering a
> just slightly too small socket onto the nut.
>
>



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