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Old 06-12-2004, 10:09 AM
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Need Help locking lug nut is rounded out!?!

I have a locking lug nut on my rim that you need a key to get off. I have the key but the nut is rounded out so all the key does is turn inside it. I need a way to get it off without damaging my rim. I've already taken it to local shops and they say they can't help me without damaging my rim. Is there any way to get it off safely?

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I have, in the past, used an old socket. Use a socket that is smaller than the rounded off end and tap it on with a hammer. If you have room around the nut and rim, try fitting a socket on the outside of the nut (it helps if you can use a 1/2" drive socket for added leverage). Make sure the socket is on tight or it will slip out.

If that doesn't work, maybe a small chisel and split the thing. Either way, it's a pain.

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There are special sockets to remove these when they become damaged. Most dealers and larger shops should have the set.
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Snap-On locking lugnut remover.
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snap on deluxe hub cap & wheel lock removal kit
snap on #YA1005B
snap on fall off
15 years ago it was about $100.
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Since the lug nut is not any good I would just weld a regular nut to the lug nut that you want to remove. Cover the rim with a wet rag and weld the nut using the hole in the middle. Let it cool down a bit and then put a regular socket on it and take it off. Once it is off toss it in the junk pile and buy new locking nuts. If the lug nut was still good and the key was bad then I would buy the tool, but I think it is a waste of money to buy a tool to take off a lug you will never use again.

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snap onYA1005b

ya pound it on with a good dead blow ball peen and hit it with a 1/2 inch impact and then get on with your life Ive used it over a 1000 times and saved hundreds of wheels
a good rule of thumb" if yor busting your hump there is probably a tool or procedure that will make it easier"

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PS Ive done all that other stuff snap on is the way to go ,if you don't want to buy it check you local upper class bone yard!
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i have got them off by forceing a socket over it with a long exstension .put a pipeover it and force down snaps the stud
and the lock off .then replace the stud .cheaper than a special tool.
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Most locking lug nuts are round on the outside, so you cannot put a socket over it. I have removed them by using a pair oh high quality locking vise grips and a cheater pipe.

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302/Z28,

You are correct on the locking lug nuts being round. So if there is room around it you use a socket that is smaller than the lug nut. Small enough where you have to tap it on with a hammer. That usually does the trick.

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