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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 17, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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Lock nut issue!

Went to take off my Weld wheels and could not find the lock nut socket. Its been 5 years and cannot remember or find the socket. Any suggestions how to get it off?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 17, 04:16 AM
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Re: Lock nut issue!

Grab a cheap socket that fits tight. Hit it onto the lock nut with a hammer and unscrew the lock nut.

http://thegarage.jalopnik.com/how-to-remove-a-locking-lug-nut-without-the-key-1759207243
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Re: Lock nut issue!

If you can find them, there are sockets that have the needle pins inside , that do fit the outer shapes of a nut or wheel lock. But useless if the outer is round and the lock is internally cut.

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Re: Lock nut issue!

There are a few good solutions to the problem. If there is a savage yard near you, go there. They have keys to about every locking lug ever created. You can also order master key sets like this one:

Locking Lug Nut Master Key 16 Piece Set - Nails Screws And Fasteners - by Steelman

Gator grip sockets can work if the locking nut does not have a smooth external surface, but I have had less luck with these:

Brand NEW! Endeavor Tool Gator Grip Socket from Brandsport Auto Parts (#GATR-20120MO)

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Re: Lock nut issue!

Your local tire shop like discount will take them off for free.
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Re: Lock nut issue!

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_8zkne2hlb5_e

But as above, and old socket (12 point) hammered on works most of the time, or you could take to a garage to see if they have the tool to remove them (most do) and give the guy a $20 for lunch to let you use it in the parking lot to remove yours ?

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Re: Lock nut issue!

Weld a regular lug nut onto it and spin it off.


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 17, 03:53 PM
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Re: Lock nut issue!

I have used these damaged nut removers to remove a locking lugnut. Just make sure you get a size that is large enough. Sears.com
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