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Old 10-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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I just went out to grab some lunch and rear tire is completely flat.

I didn't notice that the spare has a circular locking lug nut and I don't have a key.

I am at work with no access to air tools, what are some suggestions to help get the damn thing off?


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Old 10-04-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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Can you loosen up the others and maybe spin the whole tire a bit? Just enough to loosen up the locking lug and spin it off the rest of the wah with your figures? Sorry not much help...

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big vice grips??? geeze... I dont' know without a lot of tools to torch it, grind a slot or weld another lug nut to the top.

But, is there any chance that there is a key in there anywhere? Check all compartments, owners manual folders, etc... we ran into something similar with corvette my dad bought, then we found the locking key down in the pocket of one of the doors.

Also, see if there is a tire shop you can walk to. They usually have universal ones to pull those off easy.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:07 PM   #4
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big vice grips??? geeze... I dont' know without a lot of tools to torch it, grind a slot or weld another lug nut to the top.

But, is there any chance that there is a key in there anywhere? Check all compartments, owners manual folders, etc... we ran into something similar with corvette my dad bought, then we found the locking key down in the pocket of one of the doors.

Also, see if there is a tire shop you can walk to. They usually have universal ones to pull those off easy.
Yea I have torn the jeep apart and nothing... Gonna try vice grips, have a one of those gator grip sockets I'll bring from home. This sucks...
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
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Bang a slightly smaller socket over it & wrench it off
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #6
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A fellow jeeper here at work has on board air and it is holding up for 15+ min now so I'll fill it up and take it to the tire store that's less than 10 min (driving) from me. Thanks for the suggestions!

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