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    I can't remove my locking nuts on my Vectra . I have tried what I normally do and thats to wack a socket on a touch smaller and that normally works well. I removed the first one no problem, now I can't get two others I have tried off. I even went to Halfords to get some better sockets but no joy. My car is stuck on my drive with a puncture. What can I do as two of them are now chewed up. I missed a few times witht he hammer and marked my wheels, I also hit my hand a few times :? ......








    Do you think this would work?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LOCKING-WHEEL-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    were abouts in the north east you from? mate of mine got all his removed from north east tyres and exhausts on middle engine lane in north shields, he tryed them removal tools of ebay and they never worked, hope you get it sorted out soon

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    you need an IRWIN ! its a special removal tool ! i got a set off ebay for £30 but they are great for just some a problem with any rounded off nuts or bolts !

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    either that or a 'ripper' socket from Snapon- 100% removal rate at our place..

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    looks like you have well and truly mullered them! If you can't notch them with a VERY strong flat blade screw driver or bang a black socket on then you are going to have to get a pro in. The tyre place at the end of the valley is quite good.

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    Cheers. I managed to get 3 of them off. I can't get tha last one off, and I have tried the black sockets but no luck. At least I can get it off my drive now and get someone to look at it. Cheers

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