Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Do you need to take the wheel off immediately?
Pretty soon - tomorrow will do. I only found out the problem when I realised I had a flat. I haven't had the car long and this is the first time I have had to remove a wheel. The security socket could not be found. I have a decent socket set and am used to fixing much older vehicles.
Have you any answers? I am worried that I have just given you my card details without any help.
reading your response now, one second
got pulled away, sorry
I can certainly help
you have a couple of options, for immediate assistance your best bet is to use a lug extractor tool
its simply a socket that when turned left will actually dig into the lug the more you turn it
it will ruin your lug, but get it off and you can temporarily put a standard lug nut in its place while you order a new OEM nissan lug lock kit that comes with the key
the other option is to weld a standard nut onto that one
and worst case scenario, if you have no lug extractor sockets, no welder, then you can grind the lug lock on 2 sides flat
and use an adjustable wrench kind of at an angle with a breaker bar
let me know what other questions you have please
A lug extractor tool sounds best. I'm prepared to sacrifice the security nuts, and the dealer claims to stock replacement sets. Who sells lug extractor tools, and why aren't thieves using themnto remove any alloy wheel on nsight?!
Most tool stores have them.
the one that i know of, because i have a spare set from is crafstman
so any sears or craftsman dealer, the set runs about $40 and comes with 4 two sided extractors for a 1/2" drive
then of course MAC and SNAP on sell even better versions for more money, but are not as easy to get spur of the moment obviously
the reason thieves aren't doing this is because it's not "speedy"
you will tap the extractor bit on, so it starts to bite into the lug, then slowly and evenly turning it to the left it will eat into the lug
no thieve wants to fool with that on 4 wheels at 10 minutes per wheel they would get busted to easily.
you can't use an extractor socket on an impact, you have to be careful and slowly turn it, to get it to work properly
Thanks for your help. I will try to get the right tool tomorrow. If I have problems, can I get further advice tomorrow on the same payment, and how do I do so?
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