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    Hi guy's, my locking wheel nut key snapped today so i tried to use the 17" impact socket trick, silly me did not realise there is an outer sleve that spins.
    So with the socket stuck fast, the only way i could think to remove the socket was to put a nut and bolt through the square hole of the socket and wind up the bolt forcing the socket off the nut.
    My mis-fortune gets worse lol, the bolt sheered off in the hole off the socket, anyone got any idea's on how to remove the socket.

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    could be easier to give help with a pic

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    if possible try and weld a bolt onto the socket and bolt and use that to try and pull the socket off but sounds like u have now got it well and truely stuck pics are required really

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    My problem lol

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    you could try welding on another bolt and use a slide hammer, other than that pretty screwed i think

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    Try a body shop with the weld hammer, a device that welds its tip to steel and it has a slide hammer built in, they use it for pulling body panels out, failing that get e replacement wheel in advance then attack the old alloy with a grinder as it won't be much use with a welder going off around it

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    hmmmm that is fairly serious to say the least try if u dnt have a slide hammer can try and make one similar to try and knock the socket off but i agree a new wheel might be in order

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    eh did the same thing with myne - attacked it with a drill with a serious bit in it, when i got a bit in i just went round in circles, like applying an angle up left down the right, managed to get the socket off (the collar came off with it) but still had to get the lock nuts taken off at garage. alloy was a mess after as said before.

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    thats well and truly stuck lol shame you did not live closer i have a mig welder lol the only thing i can think off is to try and drill 4 holes in the socket near the edge and try to drill deep being carefull not to snap the drill bit prob centre punch it 1st then use a 4mm tungsten carbide will do or you might get away with a cobalt bit but if you use cobalt you must drill on a slow speed once drill in the edge of the socket try and drill another one next to it then get a chisel and try and split the socket to get it off if you know what i mean

    see my nice pic attached drill where the 4 red dots are then chisel to see if you can split the socket to get it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by winnie2457 View Post
    thats well and truly stuck lol shame you did not live closer i have a mig welder lol the only thing i can think off is to try and drill 4 holes in the socket near the edge and try to drill deep being carefull not to snap the drill bit prob centre punch it 1st then use a 4mm tungsten carbide will do or you might get away with a cobalt bit but if you use cobalt you must drill on a slow speed once drill in the edge of the socket try and drill another one next to it then get a chisel and try and split the socket to get it off if you know what i mean

    see my nice pic attached drill where the 4 red dots are then chisel to see if you can split the socket to get it off
    Wicked idea, much cheaper than a new wheel cheers will give that a go.

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