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Old 05-29-2011, 05:29 PM
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Hi. My name is Tammy. Have a question about lug nuts. My lug nuts lock. I have recently lost the key. as we speak my car is setting on the side if the road with a flat tire. What"s the easiest way to brake off the lug nuts. I say easy. I know it will not be.

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A big hammer at least a three pounder.Keep all the rest of them tight until you break off the lock.
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Welcome to the site, you will need a BFH = Hammer and a BFC= Chisel.
And knock the fire out of it. JMO



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Go to a GOOD parts store and get something like this shown part way down the page

The BFH and chisel are the fall back position.

Take the rest of those things off and throw 'em in a pond

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If by key, you mean one of those pattern things....You may be able to hammer on a larger deep socket tight enough onto the lug so that it can be turned off.
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I don't know, I guess I just see things differently from most folks. What if this is not Tammy, but young Johnny looking for a way to bust off lockers and score mags and tires to sell and support his crank habit?
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I don't know, I guess I just see things differently from most folks. What if this is not Tammy, but young Johnny looking for a way to bust off lockers and score mags and tires to sell and support his crank habit?
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If some theif wants your stuff, he's going to get it locked on or not.


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I loosened a lock once with two flat screw drivers jammed into the key groove and a stout one between them, takes three hands and depends on the type, some have the outside that spins around, that can be tricky.

Or score it up with the BFH and BFC, then vise grips.
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i have a set of these from sears they worked well on the two times i've used them
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I don't know, I guess I just see things differently from most folks. What if this is not Tammy, but young Johnny looking for a way to bust off lockers and score mags and tires to sell and support his crank habit?

That's chauvinistic.....Tammy is just as capable of having that crank habit.....
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Those "key tools" from the auto parts could easily be used to steal wheels except for the fact they CLEARLY state right there on the package not to use them for that purpose, that way they can only be used for legitimate reasons!


Seriously, I hate those locking lugs because they do exactly nothing except make it a PITA to fix a flat and all too often leave a person stranded. No thief is going to pass up a nice set of wheels because of those stupid locks, they won't slow those guys down more than a few seconds.

I bought a set of those flat feeler gauge-like lock tools to open locked car doors (my own because of those D#*^ electric door locks!) and even though they were hanging there in the store for sale to anyone they were plainly labeled "For use only by licensed locksmiths, law enforcement and emergency personal" under that in big bold letters it said "NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY ILLEGAL PURPOSE"
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Doggone it - there is not a soul here that would resort to underhanded wheel theft .
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I don't know, I guess I just see things differently from most folks. What if this is not Tammy, but young Johnny looking for a way to bust off lockers and score mags and tires to sell and support his crank habit?
Spoken like a true Phoenician. It was my first thought too. Sad isn't it?

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That's chauvinistic.....Tammy is just as capable of having that crank habit.....
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If by key, you mean one of those pattern things....You may be able to hammer on a larger deep socket tight enough onto the lug so that it can be turned off.
This is what I'd do. Honestly, you'd be suprised by how often the key gets "lost" in the glovebox. That'd be the first place I'd check before I started mangling the lug.
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This is what I'd do. Honestly, you'd be suprised by how often the key gets "lost" in the glovebox. That'd be the first place I'd check before I started mangling the lug.


Did that on an old Mercury Marquis not long ago, they had a tire with a slow leak and could not get it off to change it so they brought it by for me to cut the lug off. I just hammered an old socket on that one but had to chisel one of them off (each wheel had two of the dang things, one factory and anther type from an auto parts). After beating, chiseling and cussing until the things were off the "keys" were found in a small purse that had been stashed in the glove box!
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