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    confused Help please: - locking wheel nut broke and I made it worse now

    I have got myself into a fine mess today. Vectra 1.9 CDTi and one of the alloy locking nuts was stuck and eventually the teeth on the nut gave way and there was no way of getting if off by normal methods. So, I thought I would batter on a large socket over the nut. I did. But now realise that was a big mistake. I now have a large socket stuck on top of my knackered locking wheel nut. The socket just turns but I cannot get it back off.
    Any ideas please and what sort of garage I now need to help?

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    I used a hammer, chisel, screwdriver, and bad language to get mine off ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwillie View Post
    I have got myself into a fine mess today. Vectra 1.9 CDTi and one of the alloy locking nuts was stuck and eventually the teeth on the nut gave way and there was no way of getting if off by normal methods. So, I thought I would batter on a large socket over the nut. I did. But now realise that was a big mistake. I now have a large socket stuck on top of my knackered locking wheel nut. The socket just turns but I cannot get it back off.
    Any ideas please and what sort of garage I now need to help?

    thanks
    I got mine off by the time I was on my 3rd drill lol good luck

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    i did this recently, the reason the socket spins is because of the anti tamper sleeve around the locking wheel nut. try getting a nice long extension bar in the socket and moving socket off with that, if not may need to cut socket off. i took my car to a tyre and exhaust place called supertyres near me, thay have a special set just for removing locking wheel nuts. they did charge £25+vat but was worth it, plus better to pay someone to smash their hands up than do it yourself and get no where. hope this helps.

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