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Mk5 Locking Wheel Nut Removal Problem


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#1 janinea

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 02:51 PM

hi

 

I have a problem with my MK5 locking wheel nut.  I have the key but I cannot get the nut to move and it appears to have broken away around the edge where the key would go.

 

I have tried 2 different types of locking wheel nut remover (spline and reverse thread type) but neither have worked. What I need is a simple method to remove this problematic nut.  theres not a great deal of space between the nut and the alloy wheel which made it more difficult to get anything into.  Please can anyone help?

 

There is an attached picture of the nut although this is a good nut. My one seems to have broken away in the groove where the key goes.

 

thankyou

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#2 Stephen Bearded Minky Hill

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:07 PM

If the removal tools won't work or the old banging a socket on method then weld a bolt on to it. Always works and the heat helps but the wheel will probably need painting unless you're really lucky
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:43 PM

I cant weld unfortunately. I need something simple that will get it off. I also dont really want to ruin the wheel itself.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:12 PM

Ok so I have had a closer look this morning and have taken the attached pictures. one is of a good nut with no problems and the others are of the bad nut still in situ in the wheel.

 

I hope this can be be of use to others.

 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:14 PM

the final picture is of a good nut from one of the other wheels.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:54 PM

i share your pain  :(

i have had major issues with removing wheel nuts n my mk6 .. i have tried everything apart from the welding trick i am gonna end up cutting the wheels off and replacing front hubs 

both front wheels are the issue and not just the locking wheel nuts . not sure if its cheap wheelnuts are the problem as three on one side have rounded off and one on the other 

good luck  :)

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:36 PM

i share your pain  :(

i have had major issues with removing wheel nuts n my mk6 .. i have tried everything apart from the welding trick i am gonna end up cutting the wheels off and replacing front hubs 

both front wheels are the issue and not just the locking wheel nuts . not sure if its cheap wheelnuts are the problem as three on one side have rounded off and one on the other 

good luck  :)

ollie 

Poor us :(

 

However after much googling and asking around (plus the face you cant weld to alloy studs) Im still stuck as to what to do. If your wheelnuts are just standard then you might get away with a stud/bolt remover kit. 

 

Im looking at the bigger dilemma of getting a cold chisel and heavy hammer and having a good time trying to break them off like that but obviously im also trying to avoid that because I don't want to damage the studs. there seems to be more availability for the Mk6 then the old Mk5a


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:56 PM

Here's the method I use.
You need a freshly sharpened centre punch,
punch a centre halfway between the stud and the outside edge of the nut, now you need a small HSS drill.
Using an existing nut measure the length of a side. Make a mark on the drill of this length / depth.
You can use a piece of masking take wouñd around the drill.
Using a small 1\8th or 3mm drill, drill down through the nut between the stud and outside edge of the nut.
Drill 2 or 3 holes. More if you are able not to drill into the stud.
Either a very small çold chisel or at worst a 6" nail, try and split / crack the nut down thro the holes.
Remove the remains as best yòu can!
Keep chisel away from the stud of course,
Hope this is helpful.
Nick.
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