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    Sticky wheels

    Hi

    I have a rear wheel on my Astra 1.9 CDTi where I can not remove the locking wheel nut, even ATS couldn't remove it...any ideas guys..??

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    Take it to another garage.

    We have a reveres grip socket that gets them off if you have no locking key.

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    Warrington in Cheshire, ATS had reverse sockets, but non big enough to fit over the wheel nut..
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    Go to another place....or even try yourself.

    Halfords sell a two piece removal set made by Laser.
    As Lee says, they're reverse sockets, they bite into the locker when undoing, so the tighter it gets undoing it the better grip it gets on the locker...finally forceing it undone.

    Great sockets.

    Link: http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...wqlli&istBid=t

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    Unhappy

    Thanks for the info, went and bought them this morning. They are good and will keep them, but they are just a tad too small to fit over the locking wheel nut. Seems my only option now is to find someone who will drill the nut off, ATS wouldn't do it..!!! Any other options..????

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    i think you have factory locking wheel nuts? they have a ring on the outer edge anyway so wheel nut removers are useless on them. have to heat up the outer ring, squeeze it off then put the wheel nut remover on the remainder of the locker

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    i went to a garage and they welded a socket over the top and took it off that way, no damage to the wheel or anythin, cost £10

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    You were right about the ring on the outer edge, KwikFit Widnes managed to take one off and the ring of another in an hour...destroyed the locking wheel nut key though, going to Vauxhall to try and get another key and try again....

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    An uncle (OAP) took his car to a scrappy where the guy did the 4 of his for a tenner. He was so thankful, he gave him an extra £10. Took 1 hour of work in the wet.

    He'd tried a tyre place and a local garage: both where unsuitable for some reason? either too expensive? with poss damage to the alloys? or no guarantee of sucess? Or a combination thereof?

    Think about it: scrap yards will be well-practiced in removal of these nuts without damage.

    Just offering a thought for anyone else who has this problem and is reading up on this thread.

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