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maniaxzero 05-17-2012 06:54 PM

Getting a Stuck Wheel Lock Out of a 21mm Socket?
 
Any of you got any brilliant ideas for getting a stuck wheel lock out of my 21mm socket? (I don't have a bench vice)

Incase you wondering how i got it stuck. I lost the wheel lock key and had to hammer a 21mm socket onto the wheel lock. Got it out easily but now the problem is getting the wheel lock out of my socket so i can re-use the socket..

already tried throwing it on the ground hard, tried hammer and chisel, tried hitting with a chisel on the ground, tried putting it between 2 bricks and hammer it broke the brick, tried pb blaster, nothing worked

http://i.imgur.com/eSynf.jpg

pillboy 05-17-2012 07:29 PM

Before you wreck something more expensive, just go buy another socket.

maniaxzero 05-17-2012 09:00 PM

but i still got 3 more wheel locks to take off :(

BAC5.2 05-17-2012 09:10 PM

Then buy 3 more sockets.

Since we are on the subject, I have a complete set of OE lugs with locks for sale.

maniaxzero 05-17-2012 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 3900597)
Then buy 3 more sockets.

Since we are on the subject, I have a complete set of OE lugs with locks for sale.

lol unfortunately these are actually for my 96 camry. My legacy lugs are fine. Thanks for the offer.

Lardo420 05-17-2012 09:36 PM

Heat it up and quench the lock with piss

reborngarcia1985 05-17-2012 10:04 PM

put it in a vise. take a punch and hammer it out from the side where the 1/2 in would go.

maniaxzero 05-17-2012 10:07 PM

lol yeah im seriously thinking about investing in a vice..

what you guys think about this one?

2-1/2" Table Swivel Vise

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-h...ise-97160.html

BAC5.2 05-17-2012 10:09 PM

Don't spend money on a vice that doesn't bolt to your workbench using 4 bolts. And when you install it, use BIG fender washers under the nuts on the bottom, and torque the shit out of it.

92_mr2 05-18-2012 12:03 AM

Ive usually had luck putting the lug nut back onto the stud a few threads and beat the shit outta the socket with a hammer

No DRFT 05-18-2012 06:10 AM

Tap it on the ground a few times. Hard

No DRFT 05-18-2012 06:11 AM

Or heat it up then throw it on the ground

reborngarcia1985 05-18-2012 07:34 AM

if you have to go out and buy 1. I would go with this one.
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-inch-...vise-7421.html

DugsSin 05-18-2012 08:23 AM

Just thread it back onto the stud then tap the socket lightly up & down, left & right. Beat it too hard and you'll have a bent stud too.

pillboy 05-18-2012 04:28 PM

Wouldn't it have been easier to get another wheel lock key?


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