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WBRacing
Hi all, I am hoping you can help me out. I bought my Fiesta Titanium a month ago and all has not been well since. The clutch shattered within 48 hours of ownership which gives a small insight into the fun I have been having... (and no I was not being an ape!).

Yesterday I came out of my house to find that my front nearside tyre was flat. Upon examination I found that the inside of the alloy wheel has buckled, no doubt due to one of our fine local pot holes. I went to remove the wheel only to find that the locking wheel nut key has been trashed as has the nut itself (the others all look past their best too).

I therefore need to get them all removed, has anyone got any advice as to how I could do this myself? I know their is a Screwfix kit but I don't think that it would work for this type.

The ones I have look like the attached image. As the nuts "interfaces" are mostly rounded off as well, I don't see the point in trying to get a replacement key. I have checked and there is a mobile man who offers a removal service, I am guessing however that this is likely to be expensive and so would rather do it myself, even if it means investing in the kit to do so - I may get stuck again in the future!

Any help would be much appreciated!
btmaldon
I would try your local tyre fitters provided you can get some air in your tyre and a set of replacement nuts.

They usually have the means to get these things off and would do anything for some cash.
5t3v3
Hi there, they look the same as my ones and ive lost the key for them.

Try getting a 19mm socket and hammering it onto the nut then get a bar, not a ratchet and try that, it should work. Takes a bit of time but it works in the end.

Hope this helps.
Steve
percy1
cut a slot in them with a dremmel and use suitable large screw driver or flat peice of steel with molegrips or similar, or weld a nut or blot to them and undo.


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