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Mullered Locking Wheel Nut Removal - Help!

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#1 WBRacing



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Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:12 PM

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!

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#2 btmaldon


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:49 PM

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.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:53 PM

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.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:46 PM

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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