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Old 05-06-2010, 11:23 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default How to Remove Stripped Lugs or Wheel Locks Without a Key

Source Credit: Phreakdout from my350z.com

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OK, you've searched the trunk, the interior and the entire garage ... and the wheel lock key can not be found. Of course, you immediately blame the last tire shop for not returning your key.

None the less, you have a wheel that needs to be removed and you feel like a complete numbty because you can't get the wheel off.

Here's your solution ....

Here's a sample of a key and lock. This is for another car of course because the key to my Z's wheel locks is no where to be found.

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If you're like most folks, the wheel doesn't give you much access to the lugnut. You can't get a set of pliers on them. Even if you could, how much damage would your wheels take?


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To start, you need a few items.
1) A heavy mallet
2) A 24" Breaker Bar
3) A 3" extension.
4) Craftsman part number 47392 (Lug nut removal tools) You can buy this from Sears for $39.99. You can find it in the socket section.
5) A bench vise


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There are three sockets in the kit.
1) 7/8"
2) 19mm (3/4")
3) 17mm

Each socket has two sides.
This side has 6-flutes. It is used for normal hex nut lugs. You can see the socket extension fits deep into the center.


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The other side, has 12-flutes and is designed for grabbing onto the smooth surfaces such as the lugnut pictured above.

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These sockets are hardened steel and will take a lot of abuse. Keep in mind, they are Craftsman products, so if you get a little too exuberant with it, you can amaze the Sears salesperson by asking for a warranty exchange. (Really, you shouldn't need to get that crazy)

Let's get started:

Find which socket fits best over your lugnut. Personally, I went against the directions and used the 6-flute on the smooth lugnut. It seemed to fit best and the sharp six edges really digs into the chrome lugs.

1) With one hand, fit one of the lug removal sockets onto your lug.


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2) Take the mallet and give it a couple smacks for press it into the lug. Try to hit it straight on so removal tool will fit straight on.

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3) Fit the extension into the removal tool. Attach the breaker bar to the extension.

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4) You don't want the removal tool to shift around when you start to turn it so use your right hand to keep it straight on the socket and your left hand to loosen the lug. If the tool starts to spin on the lug, go back to step #2 and smack it on so the tool is tighter on the lug.

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The lug nut should loosen and come off. The nut will be stuck in the removal tool. It will look like this:

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Take the removal tool and the the stuck lugnut over to the bench vise. Clamp the lugnut down and lightly turn the nut back and forth to get the tool's teeth out of the lugnut.

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The old lugnut will look like this. Note the teeth marks. you can see how this would work.

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It took about an hour to remove all 20 lugnuts. Of course the lugnuts are scrap now so I will order another set.

BTW: I found the lugnut key 20 minutes after I was done. I hate Murphy's Law! Click the image to open in full size.
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Yow...i was working on this write up with the hope to have it stckied....oh well at least the info is here.
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Default Re: How to Remove Stripped Lugs or Wheel Locks Without a Key

Originally Posted by Jammaxx View Post
Yow...i was working on this write up with the hope to have it stckied....oh well at least the info is here.
Oh I didn't know. Feel free to add your info and pictures here bro. The more the better.
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jammax write yours up too man.
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od off topic but whats murfy law again
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