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Old 28 May 2007, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry locking wheelnut broke!

hello,

when swapping my back and front wheels round today, my locking wheelnut broke when i was putting the bolt back on one of the wheels.
both the socket and the wheelnut just seemed to crumble, and now i can't get any of the wheels off the car.
to make things worse the nut on the wheel that broke has a puncture!

I have been to several garages but they all say they cannot remove.
one garage tried hammering on a socket that was just a little bigger, but this didn't work as the locking wheelnut 'turns' as a safety measure.

How can i get it off ??

help!
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Old 28 May 2007, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try a Laser Locking Wheel Nut Remover .

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...6823&langId=-1
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Old 28 May 2007, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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9.99 why bother with locking wheel nuts.

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Old 28 May 2007, 05:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I phoned halford, this tool doesnt work for wheelnuts with rotating shrouds.
i contacted a company who specialises in removing locking wheelnuts and described the problem to them - they said this is veryy unusal to break in this way - but are going to have a look at providing a tool for me.
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I phoned halford, this tool doesnt work for wheelnuts with rotating shrouds.


Hope this company helps you with a tool.
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Old 29 May 2007, 06:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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christ! good luck keep us informed m8...
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Old 29 May 2007, 09:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i have it booked in to subaru garage on thursday.
they reckon they can get the nut off but will charge me labour at 65+vat / hour :o(

hopefully it wont take them too long.
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Old 30 May 2007, 08:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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update:
Phoned subaru headoffice to plead my case - and the work is going to be done under warranty!
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the work is going to be done under warranty!
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