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How can I remove this locking nut.



  320d M Sport


It's a weird one because the outer edge is round, sockets won't go on. The removal tool from halfords etc won't fit.

And to make it worse, it's not the bolt you screw into the hub, so can't be drilled I don't think. It's a female to male, those washer type ones...

Garages are quoting £25 per wheel!!

Any ideas?!
 

TheEvilGiraffe

South East - Essex
ClioSport Area Rep
Chisel + hammer.

Either make a slot in it and screw it off, or f**k it up and split it/turn it.

Failing that, weld something on to it like a socket ?!
 
  320d M Sport
Yep. Welding is a list resort!!

Chisel's not a bad idea tho, turn it with the groove you make? Hmm.
 
  320d M Sport
Google gator grip that will do it

Don't think it will mate, this IS round.

"
You've seen it on TV. Gator-Grip fits virtually anything that isn't round: hex nuts and bolts from 1/4" to 3/4" (7-19mm), eyebolts up to 2"... wing nuts, square nuts, broken nuts and hooks "
 

MaLicE

ClioSport Club Member
  Lazy v8
oh... we used it to get a snapped bolt out ok lol... and as the nut has holes in it... the pins would drop in there...

remove the hub with the wheel on and chop the back of the stud off lol... otherwise heat and snapping it off might work...
 
  Mk4 Mondeo Estate
Smash a socket onto it. Why can't you do that if it's round? Find one that really very nearly fits, smash away until it does, if it slips, go one size down and repeat.
This. Or if you know someone who's good at fabricating make a little tool that will drop into the recesses
 

aucky

ClioSport Club Member
Tightening the other 3 bolts could relieve the tension on it a little, for when you're attempting various things.
 
Smash a socket onto it. Why can't you do that if it's round? Find one that really very nearly fits, smash away until it does, if it slips, go one size down and repeat.

Definately this. I've used this on a number of occasions (no, i'm not a wheel theif!) Find a socket that doesn't quite fit over it (preferably one of the multi point ones, not just a hex shape, and a deep one, not short) smash it on and undo it.

Job done! (however, you'll probably want a vice to get it back off the bolt! lol)
 
  172 cup, Impreza P1
If it is very stubborn, slacken off the bolt opposite and tighten the two closest. Hit a socket on that is very tight and then use an impact gun rather than a breaker bar or such like. The vibration helps loosen it.
 

Nyall

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium Ph1 172
I had some trouble with a locking nut a while back.

Does yours have a spinning sleeve around the nut? Mine did and it proved a right b*stard to get off!

Tried smashing an impact socket onto it, didn't work. My mate said it's made out of stailess steel so he couldn't ARC weld onto it. Went to Renault to see if they had spare locking nut sockets, it was a three week wait for one or drill it out for £130.

In the end I got hold of this little gold coloured socket, which was thin enough to fit between the spinning sleeve and the actual nut, hammered it on then undone the bolts, easy as.

Try going to a tyre garage, they'll be able to tell you what the little socket is called.
 
  320d M Sport
I had some trouble with a locking nut a while back.

Does yours have a spinning sleeve around the nut? Mine did and it proved a right b*stard to get off!

Tried smashing an impact socket onto it, didn't work. My mate said it's made out of stailess steel so he couldn't ARC weld onto it. Went to Renault to see if they had spare locking nut sockets, it was a three week wait for one or drill it out for £130.

In the end I got hold of this little gold coloured socket, which was thin enough to fit between the spinning sleeve and the actual nut, hammered it on then undone the bolts, easy as.

Try going to a tyre garage, they'll be able to tell you what the little socket is called.

Yep, that's pretty much my problem!
 
  320d M Sport
Actually no. Just rechecked. It's a solid piece. The problem is there Isn't much room around the outside. The removal nut fits inside the sleeve
 

Chuckles

ClioSport Moderator
You got a socket set?

It looks to me like you'd get a socket in there. You need a decent club hammer though, it really does need whacking.

If you were local I'd have a damn good go at it (I haven't failed to get one off yet)
 
  320d M Sport
Yea got all the tools mate!

I'm Give it another go Sunday with a bigger hammer and let u know! Cheers for everyone's help :)
 


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