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Old 02-04-2002, 07:04 PM
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Post remove mcgard wheel locks with no key

just aquired a vehicle with mcgard kocks on
the wheels the old owner lost the key and the number card.any sugestions on removing them
would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-05-2002, 04:15 AM
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Most tire/wheel shops have a tool for this.
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I have been very sucsesfull in the past by finding an old ********et that all most fits over then useing a biggg hammer pound the socket on the lock. This will normally work. I have even welded a nut to the lock using a welding blanket with a hole in it. Body shops will 9 times out of 10 have a kit just for you problem.
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i'v had good luck with the socket usually a15/16 12 point. also have used my air chisel with a great deal of sucsess. good luck.
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Check your local Parts Store. Orielleys, and Autozone both rent tools for everything. We pay for the tool, and get total refund upon return. This is very cool
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Lost lock lugs…. I don't endorse the following method, but thought I would share it

Back in 1977 I had a buddy who had a '64 hard top Impala. What a great car. Anyway, he had it given to him from his grandparents, he had it repainted yellow and put Cragar S/S mags with big and little rubber.

Well I noticed one day when he picked me up on the way to high school that he had an old steel spare rim on in place of one of the Cragars . I asked what was up.

He proceeds to tell me about how he had a flat tire at home over the weekend and had lost his lock lug socket. He literally beat the center out of the rim with a sledge hammer. Yikes!
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If all else fails, I have used vise grips before and with relative ease removed the lock nut. If it's on a steel rim though the torque will probably cause it to slip. Mags and aluminum wheels USUSALLY aren't torqued as high as steel.

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I have got them off by using a piece of steel pipe that fits over the lock just snug enough to get a good grip. then i just worked them back and forth until the lug bolt snaps. you'll have to replace the lug bolt, but thats easy enough.
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Get a sacraficial socket from a pawn shop, about 1.00 that fits a little smaller, hammer it on. Through them a way!!If your wife or anyone else has to struggle your outfit will probably sit awaitig you. If they want your rims&tires locks offer little deterrent, They are hard to keep track of, I used to use them-Never again. Just my 2-cents(It's not worth much)
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