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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 02:42 AM
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I wish I could remember....

This is probably one of the dumbest things that I have ever done, but, I lost my wheel lock key and have no way to get my wheels off.. Does anyone have any idea about what to do here? I have already ordered a couple different keys trying to get one that fits, but to no avail. What should I do? I was thinking of maybe welding a piece onto the wheel lock and then trying to get it off best as possible. Would this work? I need advise. My front tires are bald and I have new tires sitting at the truck shop.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 02:46 AM
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Re: I wish I could remember....

How many lug nuts are keyed? If it's just one (per wheel) I'd break the stud and just replace it.

I used to have a keyed screw that held my hubcaps on (the hubcap covered the entire center including nuts), I kept the key in the glovebox.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 01:10 PM
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Re: I wish I could remember....

Yeah just one is keyed. Thanks for the advice 83GMCK.
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Re: I wish I could remember....

Depending on the style of nut most of the times you can grab a deep socket rougly the size as the nut and pound it on there with a BFH and break it loose that way. Then you just have to figure out how to get the nut out of the socket. Works probably 90% of the time. I wouldn't try this with cheap sockets though.

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Re: I wish I could remember....

use impact sockets they way jason described, they are softer and probly wont crack or shatter as you drive them on.

the tire shop cant get them off.

if all else fails get a nut about the same size as the outside of the lug nut and weld it on, then use whatever size socket that you need.

but chances are nut wont fit around the lug nut due to the center cap, grrrr drrrnet.

just weld a dang craftmen socket to it, break it off then take it back to sears for a replacement.

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Re: I wish I could remember....

Can you get in there with a small 4" grinder and make a few flat spots on two sides than use a pipe wrench to grip it???
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