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    Angry Long story of recent bad luck

    Greetings everybody!

    Where to start...I had my car over to a mechanic who were to replace my O2 sensor, it was stuck sooo hard that it did not come of, the entire fastening device came off, so now there's a welding job to do. To do that he had to take the right front wheel off, to do that the spoke hubcaps has to come of...I didn't have the tool to do that...i ordered it, took 2 weeks for it to ship from US to here...When it came here, i was only to discover that it was the wrong size...even though i ordered it with the correct color code red. however, i managed to take a small hammer and a Flathead screwdriver and carefully turn the lock nuts by hitting in the side of them, it went very well and i managed to remove all of them...except the one on the wheel that has to come of to replace the O2 sensor, the axle which the lock nut is sitting on is turning with the lockout, which means that somehow it has broken off...I've tried to remove the locknut, first carefully with screwdrivers, then with brute force, only option now is to grab the angle grinder and cut the cap open and buy a new one :/ And as a sweet ending, my mechanic have taken a 2 week vecation which leaves me with a car who does not know how to mix the air/fuel...runs sluggish. 2 weeks is exactly the ammount of time i have until it's time to garage the car fro the coming winter. And i've got one month left until the car has to re inspected, (it failed the inspection last time due to broken o2 sensor and red rear turn signal indicators, if it's not done until then it will be road illegal

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    outsider is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Long story of recent bad luck

    that sucks. I have some good replacement caps from a 1990 if you need one...

    Hang in there, it'll all be worth it!

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    Re: Long story of recent bad luck

    I took an angle grinder and cut the locknut in half, so now i've got it off. And i've bought 4 new white walls which is on the car now!

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    Re: Long story of recent bad luck

    Years ago I replaced all my wheel locks with allen headed bolts. I kept the proper allen wrench in my car! What thief carries an allen wrench?


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