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Old 01-15-2010, 04:20 PM
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Mcgard wheel lock removal

I bought a Mac tools Lt 4000 hubcap and wheel lock removal tool used off of E Bay, problem is, there are no instructions and none of the tools in the box seem to fit the Mcgard locks they are supposed to remove ! Anyone know which tool and if it is supposed to be hammered on???

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Yes, you have to hammer them on, and the splines/threads are reversed, like an Easyout. If it's a hardened lock, even the tool may not get it off though. I've got 4 of those tools, that fit 8 different sizes (double ended), and still there are some I have to take off the old fashioned way,
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I had this problem several years ago. I had bought a used truck with McGuard wheel locks and the key was lost. The truck had aluminum slot wheels, and I didn't want to damage them. I got a lug nut, held it against the end of the wheel lock, and welded through the hole in the lug nut with a stick welder. The heat had the added bonus of helping to loosen the lock, and I was able to remove it easily.
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