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Locking Wheel Nut Removal

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Hi,

I am hoping someone can help. Some ***** at the tyre shop has used an air ratchet on my front tyres when changing them and my front nearside locking wheel nut is totally burred. To make matters worse I am now hearing a squeal from that side when braking. The locking nut has a spinning collar on it so I cannot just bang on a socket over the top. Can anyone give me a suggestion how to get this locking nut off?

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Try chiseling or cutting off the collar and than hammering a socket on.

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The chap who does my mechanics has a set of special sockets that grab the locking wheel nuts. It destroys them, but at least they are off. I had the same problem as you with my wheels nuts, and ended up buying a new set.

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Hi,

I am hoping someone can help. Some ***** at the tyre shop has used an air ratchet on my front tyres when changing them and my front nearside locking wheel nut is totally burred. To make matters worse I am now hearing a squeal from that side when braking. The locking nut has a spinning collar on it so I cannot just bang on a socket over the top. Can anyone give me a suggestion how to get this locking nut off?

Have you tried taking it back to the tyre shop in question or is the tyre flat??

Pete.

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The garage is about 130 miles away as I got the tyres done when I was visiting my parents in Kent. I have a squeeling brake on the wheel concerned so don't want to risk driving back.

What type of chisel and hammer did you use to break the outer collar?

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To jtmk.

Try having local garage weld a 17mm nut to it & buzz it off with an air gun.

Regards, Beagh.

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