: Stripped wheel lock



VforMe
03-07-09, 06:44 PM
So when I bought this car I noted the cheap ass wheel locks and made a mental note that when I got new tires I would put on real wheel locks. So its like 75 and beautiful here today and I decide to detail the car. I decided to pull off the wheels and clean the calipers because they have been coated in brake dust since I got the car. When I went to pull the second wheel off I discovered that the key was just spinning on the lock so...... Any suggestions?


I guess that this would be a good time to suggest that if you have the stock wheel locks I would change them. I've used these on my other cars before and liked them alot. I'll be ordering a set for the V next week.

http://www.gorilla-auto.com/

ctsv154
03-07-09, 06:57 PM
These work great. Had the same problem on a Lexus I had. You can buy them from about any parts store.

http://www.toolhawker.com/2-Pc.-1-2-Drive-Wheel-Lug-Nut-Remover-Kit_item_40502.html

VforMe
03-07-09, 07:01 PM
These work great. Had the same problem on a Lexus I had. You can buy them from about any parts store.

http://www.toolhawker.com/2-Pc.-1-2-Drive-Wheel-Lug-Nut-Remover-Kit_item_40502.html

good call. I'm on my way to the store...

ctsv154
03-07-09, 07:01 PM
here is a bigger selection of tools in one kit.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OUZBNC/179-4414643-9407201?ie=UTF8&redirect=true

NormV
03-07-09, 07:31 PM
Match a socket to it and pound it on. Impact works better.

I've got a full set of 4 locks and a key available.

Norm

UnsafeAtAnySpd
03-07-09, 08:38 PM
Match a socket to it and pound it on. Impact works better.

I've got a full set of 4 locks and a key available.

Norm

I have the same problem. I tried this method and now I have a socket stuck on there...

rjoffe
03-07-09, 09:44 PM
So with all these wheel lock defeating tools easily available, is there still a reason for wheel lock ?