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> Locking Wheel Bolt Won't Budge
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post Feb 11 2011, 02:09 PM
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I have a locking wheel bolt that won't budge, it was done up with an air gun by a gorilla

I broke the security socket trying to undo it, so I called the AA and the guy tried one of those impact tools but it broke 3 blades and he said he couldn't move it, so I took it to my Volvo dealer and the workshop tried and said they would either have to weld a standard bolt to it or drill it out, but it would have to be done as a chargeable job costing over 100.

So I got a local garage to try and remove it and they went for welding a bolt to it, but coz of the recess the weld wouldn't take that well and kept shearing off when torque was applied.

This is now becoming a right b@stard to remove, does anyone have any other suggestions or know of any specialists who can remove it, then I'm all ears

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post Feb 11 2011, 03:39 PM
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Can only suggest a local reputable tyre and exhaust centre - they are probably more used to removing them than a dealer or garage.

I believe there are tools you can buy for removing them but I don't know how effective they are.

have you tried hammering on an old socket and using an impact driver?
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post Feb 11 2011, 03:58 PM
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There are special-made impact sockets that after being hammered onto the nut, are driven with an air impact wrench (In reverse direction). They dig into the nut, sort of like a reverse easy-out. Is that what was already tried and broke? If that doesn't work I have no other ideas short of applying heat, which I don't recommend because of possible damage to the wheel or brake components. Also, don't be surprised if after getting the nut off, the lug bolt will also need to be replaced.
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post Feb 11 2011, 06:12 PM
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Do you think some friendly bloke (that's English talk, isn't it?) might "carefully" grind it down into the shape of a hexagon (or a square) that you could fit a normal socket (a good one) onto ?

I had a similar pleasant experience a few decades ago when helpful mechs tightened my locking lugbolts down with about 10,000 bazillion pounds of torque, and we did some artistic grinding to get a bite on the culprit (not the lug's fault). After that, I stopped using those locks.
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post Feb 22 2011, 07:36 PM
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hi, dont know if you have this sorted yet but i know this problem... and jus for the record locking nuts are b**%%@@ds only thing i know WILL solve this problem is a 22mm socket and a lump hammer (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) hit the socket until its properly onto the locking nut and wont go on anymore and then use a long handled wheel bar to loosed (22mm socket and lock nut will need throwing away afterward)

hope this helps
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post Oct 20 2012, 11:27 AM
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QUOTE (Volvster @ Feb 11 2011, 03:09 PM)
I have a locking wheel bolt that won't budge, it was done up with an air gun by a gorilla

I broke the security socket trying to undo it, so I called the AA and the guy tried one of those impact tools but it broke 3 blades and he said he couldn't move it, so I took it to my Volvo dealer and the workshop tried and said they would either have to weld a standard bolt to it or drill it out, but it would have to be done as a chargeable job costing over �100.

So I got a local garage to try and remove it and they went for welding a bolt to it, but coz of the recess the weld wouldn't take that well and kept shearing off when torque was applied.

This is now becoming a right b@stard to remove, does anyone have any other suggestions or know of any specialists who can remove it, then I'm all ears

Thanks

Volvster

take off the hub,get one from a car breakers ,better to do that.but your stud is a left hand thread,to remove it all you had to do ,was take a wheel nut,screw that on,now put an other nut on top of it,screw that down,now spanner on the bottom nut,turn it left,as you do so it will then remove the stud ,that easy.

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