Wheel Lug Nuts


Old 10-14-08, 05:13 AM
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Unhappy Wheel Lug Nuts

I needed to do some work on the brakes on my 98 mazda Millenia.
Each wheel has one security lug nut but when i tried to loosen them , the weld inside the socket gave out.
So i went to autozone and the guy there said i will not be able to buy a new one.
If that is true, how do i get them off to replace them?
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Old 10-14-08, 05:41 AM
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You might try the dealer or a junk yard to find the socket you need.
Old 10-14-08, 06:00 AM
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Any decent tire store will have a socket to get them off. They look like this:


If the rims are valuable, replace the locks; if not, just put plain nuts on.
Old 10-15-08, 05:33 AM
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Lightbulb thanks

thanks for your replies.
At least now have some ideas.
Old 10-15-08, 02:08 PM
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I haven't tried this, but I heard the one-size-fits-all socket (the one with many sliding pins inside) can work on security lugs.
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I bought one of those sliding pin sockets. They actually work as well as advertised. It's cumbersome to use a lot of the time, but a handful of times a years it's the only thing I have that works.

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