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The Accord I drive daily came with the key type lugs on it, one on each wheel. While going about my business and rotating the tires on it, one of the lugs broke, which also in turn stripped the key.

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So i think this is self explanatory, any ideas how to go about getting these off. I know it defeats the purpose of keeping ppl from getting your wheels off, but what do we do in times like these! :mad2:
 

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get a 12 point socket a little bit smaller than the lug and hit it with a hammer then take the ratchet and take it off then get a screw driver and hammer the lug out of the socket and so on and so on i had to do that to one of my cars

if you try it good luck!
-cody
 

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90crxhf_w/ZC said:
get a 12 point socket a little bit smaller than the lug and hit it with a hammer then take the ratchet and take it off then get a screw driver and hammer the lug out of the socket and so on and so on i had to do that to one of my cars

if you try it good luck!
-cody
ive had success with this method.

dont use those stupid wheel locks. i would have taken those off immediately if they came on any car of mine.

just be mindful of damaging the wheel bearing while whacking your hub with the hammer. but theres really not much other option.
 

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90crxhf_w/ZC said:
get a 12 point socket a little bit smaller than the lug and hit it with a hammer then take the ratchet and take it off then get a screw driver and hammer the lug out of the socket and so on and so on i had to do that to one of my cars

if you try it good luck!
-cody
I do this at work more then ud imagine
 

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90 CRxhf w/ zc explained it best. . . . yes welding a nut will work but 12 point socket would work with out worrying about heat damage. . .

YOUR BEST BET. . . is to buy a lug extraction socket. . . . basically it is a 1/2 in ch drive inpact socket. . . that has sharp reverse threads cut into it.. you just start threading this bad boy on. . .. .wack it with an air run and the nut is off just as easily as a stock un broken lug. . . .

check snap on and matco tools for one. . . . they work great. . . . and you will be someones hero someday when you loan it to them to get there nuts off ( no pun intended ) :)

Chris

here ya go. . . i found one. . .

http://www.newmantools.com/ez.htm
 

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Already lots of good suggestions, but the way I did this years and years ago was to use a dremel to cut a slot in the lug nut. Then I took a piece of tool steel and cut it down to fit the slot, and used a pipe wrench as a handle.

Crude, but effective. Kind of like when I took the muffler off a suburban with a screw driver and a hammer. Or a stuck oil filter with an iron spike. Or the lock off a hasp on a beach in thailand with a rock. You get the idea. ('
 

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bil said:
Kind of like when I took the muffler off a suburban with a screw driver and a hammer. Or a stuck oil filter with an iron spike. Or the lock off a hasp on a beach in thailand with a rock. You get the idea. ('
What are you, MacGyver? :lol:
 

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bil said:
Already lots of good suggestions, but the way I did this years and years ago was to use a dremel to cut a slot in the lug nut. Then I took a piece of tool steel and cut it down to fit the slot, and used a pipe wrench as a handle.

Crude, but effective. Kind of like when I took the muffler off a suburban with a screw driver and a hammer. Or a stuck oil filter with an iron spike. Or the lock off a hasp on a beach in thailand with a rock. You get the idea. ('
* Cue the Macgyver theme music! :lol:

Thanks for the suggestions. The application of heat will be the last resort.
 

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What are you, MacGyver? :lol:
Nope, feralman. MacGyver solutions are elegant and depend on both a deep knowledge of chemistry and physics, as well as a good writer with your best interests at heart controlling the world in which you live.

Feralmänner have not these things--when, for example, we leave a key to our hut on Ko Phan Gan on Ko Tau, and we don't want to take the two hour boat ride to town to dig up someone with a lock cutter or even a hack saw, we do something like take the hasp off the door with a swiss army knife (this is a palm frond hut we're talking here, the lock isn't really protecting much of anything). Then we have to get the lock off the hasp, so we get our attitude correct, then find a sharp rock, and beat the lock with the rock until it falls apart.

Rocks are useful. We used to use them alot more than we do these days. After the cable siezed, I used a triangular rock to control the throttle on my old lawn mower for years. Getting the muffler off the suburban was a lot harder than removing the lock, and ruined the screwdriver. Killing the lock didn't hurt the rock at all. (;

There's a guy in the area here that makes bows and arrows, old school. Fascinating to watch, basically, he starts with some rocks and sticks, makes the tools to make the bow and arrows, then makes the bows and arrows. Now that's impressive bootstrapping.
 

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If it's a honda factory lock nut, just go in and ask for a new one, bring the old one in for proof. If it's not, weld a nut to it, and remove it that way, and go buy 4 new ones with a key.
 

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ludesrv said:
If it's a honda factory lock nut, just go in and ask for a new one, bring the old one in for proof. If it's not, weld a nut to it, and remove it that way, and go buy 4 new ones with a key.
The nut is still on the car and it is broke, so the key prob will not lock into very well. Pl have suggested welding a nut to it, but that will be a last resort. This is the LAST time those lock nuts are going on anything of mine again. If they ever come installed on a car that i buy, they are immediatley coming off! :evil:

These things are like power windows, good idea on paper , but when they break they always break at the worst possible time.
 

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rex2nr said:
Craftsman makes a lug out socket too... they aren't too bad in cost.
I think i have seen those before. Aren't they just like a regular socket, but they have "teeth" on the inside of it to dig into the lug and grip on it it?

Going to Sears today, so i will look for that.
 

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That they are. They sell "Bolt-outs", and "Lug-outs"

Basically its a socket with fluted teeth inside so that it "threads" onto the stripped bolt and bites into it.
 
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