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Old 11-22-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default Looks like i lost my wheel lock socket

I remember using it to torque the wheel down yesterday, but now i cant find it. I put the normal socket where i normally put the wheel lock socket. Looks like i might of left it on the wheel.

Anyone familiar with this type?


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Old 11-23-2010, 12:56 AM   #2
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Looks like a McGard wheel lock to me. Either you can try to get another wheel lock key from McGard out just buy a set of nut removers for rounded off nuts from Sears.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00952166000P

They work very well.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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Nut removers don't work that well on the hardened casings of the wheel locks. I.E. I just rounded the "extractors"... that exact kit actually.
Instead, go buy 4 - 19mm 12-point socket (I think its 19mm, you can double check) that are 1/2" drive.

Hammer the 19socket down on top of the wheel lock with a mini-sledge, and use a 1/2" breaker to get them off.
Take about 30secs a wheel... tops.
And then throw them away never to be used again.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:39 AM   #4
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http://hardwareaisle.thisoldhouse.co...rmy_socke.html
they sell them in sears just make sure it fits over the nut it will remove pretty much anything
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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I remember using it to torque the wheel down yesterday, but now i cant find it. I put the normal socket where i normally put the wheel lock socket. Looks like i might of left it on the wheel.

Anyone familiar with this type?


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What did you wind up doing? I have the same type of locking lug nuts on my wheels, and I'm screwed if I get a flat.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:30 PM   #6
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Just tack on something else that can be turned normally and be on your way.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:58 PM   #7
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:50 AM   #8
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BOught a new set and they were same key
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:32 PM   #9
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Just call McGaurd and expain what happened. The previous owner lost the lug to the wheels for my car, so I had to call McGard. They took my info, and asked for a few pictures. 20 bucks later (****ing 8 bucks to ship, those bastards) and in about a week I had my lug. Safer and easier than trying to remove them by force.
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