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Old November 16th, 2005, 06:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation Wheel locks!!

Okay, I need some help from you guys. I bought a CJ7 a couple months ago. When my son went to get the tires changed, we discovered that the wheel lock socket is missing.

The question is, how do I replace the lock socket? Or how do I get the locks off without messing up the wheels?

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Old November 16th, 2005, 09:16 PM   #2
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I usually hammer a 12pt, 1/2"drive Craftsman socket on with a BFH. That way if I break it, I just put it in the bag to go back to Sears.

But if you want the right tool, http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...Impact+Sockets, for the price I'd start hammering!
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Old November 19th, 2005, 07:09 PM   #3
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socket beat over it

wheel locks just slow theives down a few seconds
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Old November 19th, 2005, 08:10 PM   #4
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Exactly what those two said, Pound a 12 pt socket onto it, and twist it off

Just like a beer bottle cap

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Old November 19th, 2005, 10:23 PM   #5
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i actually just did it a couple of weeks ago........same thing, just used a closed ended wrench....pounded it on....and came off easily, and just replaced it with a regular lug
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Old November 19th, 2005, 10:44 PM   #6
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For this style I usually weld a 1/2" nut to it.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #7
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ohhh welding a 1/2 inch nut to it is a great idea
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