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saleen032 01-08-2010 03:03 PM

Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
I was hearing a noise from the back end of the truck and wanted to pull the wheels and check the brakes. Well, when I went to remove the locking lug nut with the key, I heard a crack and it broke into 4 pieces...I was like WTF....The key broke also....I wasnt using an Impact gun or anything..just loosening it by hand...So now I am stuck with a broken lug nut and have been trying to think of a way to get the wheel off...I was going to drill the stud out and replace it, but I broke a drill bit half way through...The only other thing I could think of was to try remove the hub assembly with the wheel still attached, and see If I could grind the head of the stud off from the back, then punch it through...Other than that, I may have to have a torch taken to it, which I'm sure will ruin the chrome finish...Anyone else have any ideas?

Scottina06 01-08-2010 03:20 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
I would get afew hardened drill bits and finish it off that way. Otherwise you may ruin your wheel.

blackpepper 01-08-2010 03:24 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
This guy on the Honda forums has a great solution:

Quote:

Yes - drive a 6 point socket on it (one that almost fits but is one size too
small to fit over it). If you have chosen the right size it will be peeling
the metal back as it goes on, so watch your fingers. Remove the lock as
though removing a regular lug nut. The two will be tightly jammed together
and you will need a vise and a drift or punch to drive the lock out of the
socket.

I've only done it once, but it worked the first time. Needless to say, it
can't be done with a cheap socket.

Mike
http://www.hondacarforum.com/acura/3...-lock-nut.html

Hemi WK 01-08-2010 03:54 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
Either fork over the cash for a universal wheel lock tool or use a socket as posted above. I spent a few years working for a couple different goodyear tire shops when I was younger and have removed many wheel locks without the key.

SvenskaJeepGuy 01-08-2010 03:57 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackPepper (Post 128444)
This guy on the Honda forums has a great solution:



http://www.hondacarforum.com/acura/3...-lock-nut.html

definately follow this method, do not use a torch

saleen032 01-08-2010 05:23 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
I guess nobody read the post..The problem isnt a lost key, the lugnut itself actually split into 4 pieces....There is nothing left to bite on....I got the other three off using the above mentioned method....

hemi.jon 01-08-2010 07:15 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
can you take a picture as it sits right now, i have used many methods to remove them, but i need to see it to really see what you got.

Vinnysrt8 01-08-2010 07:24 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
get another key and hammer it on.. it works trust me

5.7Unlimited 01-08-2010 07:50 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
Hmmm let me guess, does it look something like this??

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m.../lugnut001.jpg


http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m.../lugnut002.jpg

saleen032 01-08-2010 10:53 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
^ bingo!!!!!!!!

saleen032 01-08-2010 10:54 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vinnysrt8 (Post 128545)
get another key and hammer it on.. it works trust me


It wont work when there is nothing to hammer the key onto!!!!

Vinnysrt8 01-08-2010 11:07 PM

Re: Broken Locking Lug Nut
 
ohhh i thought the key broke,


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