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Removing wheel lock with no key?
I had class all day so I had planned on getting my tires swapped out tomorrow because my current tires are getting pretty bald. Well, on my way home (about a mile from my house) I blew my rear right tire. Problem is theres a wheel lock and I lost the key. I made my way home slowly and parked it. Obviously I can't drive the truck to the tire shop, and I'd rather not tow it there. So how can I get the lock off? I don't mind if I damage the lock or the wheel stud in trying to get the tire off. Any ideas?
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: phoenix, az
they make a thing thats kinda like an easy out, but opposite, u hammer it onto the nut and it has spiral type things on the inside, that grip and u use just an impact or breaker bar to get it off. kinda hard to explain but theres a tool just for those.
Originally Posted by kyle
This topic has been addressed before:
1/2 Drive, 12pt 19mm deep socket should work- Craftsman w/lifetime warranty will work since you will fracture the socket. W/ BFH- get the socket to fit over the wheel lock-
I have been able to removal all 4 wheel locks w/ the same socket before I swapped it out for a new one.
Craftsman sells a lug nut removal tool
I think they also have a 3pc set for less