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CelicaRacer05 Aug 9, 5:48pm - #244170 

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help - locking lug

well i was going to paint my calipers today, and i got all the lugs off but the locking one, its just so tight, and i dont want to strip it out, is there anyway to get them off without buying more tools?? do you think toyota or walmart or some other tire/wheel or shop could just loosen it up for me?? (by the way im a light weight asian kid... so muscle isnt on my side)
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ragingpaseo Aug 9, 5:55pm - #244171 
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use your foot and step on it hard... thumbsup
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CelicaRacer05 Aug 9, 6:00pm - #244172 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
use your foot and step on it hard... thumbsup


tried it, and i also sprayed wd-40, do you think the dealership would be nice enough to loosen it up??
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ragingpaseo Aug 9, 6:05pm - #244173 
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WD-40??? use a tq wrench...
if you take it to the dealers, ask for one of those express lube guys. they may charge you like $10...
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 9, 8:59pm - #244174 
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Put all the other lugs back on & tighten the shit out of them, it will release the pressure on the locking one. Then use a hammer with the crow bar & hit it. It produces the same vibrations as an impact wrench, it should take it off without stripping it. Good luck. thumbsup
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 9, 9:01pm - #244175 
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I found my locking wheel nuts were a pain in the ass, so I got rid of mine.
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Larry_GTS Aug 9, 9:28pm - #244176 
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watch it or you will break a stud smile maybee they were put on with an impact...
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CelicaRacer05 Aug 9, 10:23pm - #244177 

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ended up being two cracked locking lugs, on the front wheels... they charged me 15 for the labor, and 12 bucks for the lugs, that puts me at 27 for the car... what bull shit... the locking ones are 14, if anyone is selling or has a couple let me know i want a couple!
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Shiftyz1x Aug 9, 10:37pm - #244178 

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This happened to me.. when they took the torque wrench to it it stripped it out really bad... so they had to spot weld a bolt inside of the lug and get it out that way... it almost didnt work that way either i was really mad!!!!! angry angry angry
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 9, 11:01pm - #244179 
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Ditch them, they are not reliable. Someday you'll be on the side of the highway with a flat & either you will not be able to find the key or it will strip. It will cost you a tow to get it to a garage to get the wheel off.
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