So it would seem that I didn't get the wheel lock key for three of the wheels. Any ideas what I can do?
02-11-2013 01:18 PM
If you have the appropriate tools (impact driver and accessories) you should still be able to get them off.
Otherwise just take it to any of those tire & lube shops and they will usually take them off for like $5 a wheel in a matter of minutes... be sure to bring new lugs to replace the lock ones (these can be purchased at any auto parts shop).
02-11-2013 01:31 PM
So buy new lugs then go to discount tire and have them do it?
02-11-2013 02:51 PM
You need a different key for each wheel?
02-11-2013 02:53 PM
Don't believe so. But I don't have a key at all is the problem.
02-11-2013 02:56 PM
After I got mine off, I threw them in the trash. I spent more time trying to line up the key, than it was worth.
02-11-2013 03:19 PM
Air chisel if you have one or can get your hands on one. I stripped the hell out of a lug once and hit it with an air chisel real quick and it split so I could pull it off
02-11-2013 03:28 PM
Get a socket slightly smaller than the lug and hammer it on. You should be able to get a decent bite on it then.
02-11-2013 07:14 PM
Use an impact socket if you try this. Standard sockets split way too ease ;)
02-11-2013 07:51 PM
Ed, you of all people should know that I don't have a clue what that is.
Hopefully I'll have the cash to buy what I need for the steering. Then I'm gonna need to buy you breakfast again. :)
02-12-2013 12:18 PM
Just concentrate on getting a new steering box for now. I will be replacing my steering linkage fairly soon.