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Zalishs
06-08-2011, 06:14 PM
Howdy all,

I've just bought a Pajero and I need to do the brakes. Only it has alloys and they have a security nut on them.

Now I've looked all through the car and even asked the previous owner and the key is no where to be found.

Anyone now how to get these little bastards off??

Any advise would greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Stewie

Cbr Junkie
06-08-2011, 06:20 PM
Go into a tyre store and see if they have them for sale or can take them off for you! one wheel nut wont matter to much if you take it easy on the way home....but then you need to go back to do them up lol

Zalishs
06-08-2011, 06:23 PM
Go into a tyre store and see if they have them for sale or can take them off for you! one wheel nut wont matter to much if you take it easy on the way home....but then you need to go back to do them up lol

Unfortunately not an option. The car to be towed home cause it has no brakes at all! Once there off I'll either buy some more security nuts with the key or just put standards on cause in all fairness..... the rims aren't worth pinchin anyway!!

Sonik
06-08-2011, 06:36 PM
I have removed them from my old Gemini with an old socket slightly smaller than the lock nut by smashing it on with a hammer. Success will depend on how much space you have around the nut and this will most likely ruin the socket.

Rich...
06-08-2011, 06:42 PM
^^^whs...

It works if you know what you are doing...

Many wheel thieves can testify to that...

Zalishs
06-08-2011, 06:49 PM
I have removed them from my old Gemini with an old socket slightly smaller than the lock nut by smashing it on with a hammer. Success will depend on how much space you have around the nut and this will most likely ruin the socket.

Cheers mate I'll give that a go. There's actual heaps of your to operate but just that little bit to small for vice grips.

Am I going to end up needing 1 socket per nut you think or will 1 socket do all?

Sonik
06-08-2011, 06:59 PM
Depends on how cheap it is, you may get away with one for all or find it isn't gripping after one or two nuts or that you cant get them out of the socket (bench vice and a punch or spare bolt will help). You can try checking cash converters once you know what size you need as they sometimes have a bin for loose old sockets and spanners that are really cheap.

Magilla
07-08-2011, 01:47 PM
Borrow a welder and weld something you can grab to undo the nuts?

potato
07-08-2011, 01:52 PM
Borrow a welder and weld something you can grab to undo the nuts?

depends on the year of the pajero, you risk spiking the computers sending a welding charge through the car

Zalishs
07-08-2011, 03:31 PM
depends on the year of the pajero, you risk spiking the computers sending a welding charge through the car

Its an 85 but you can combat the by grounding the car your working on and disconnecting the battery.

but anyway thanks all! Under sized socket and FBH did the trick. The socket even survived the ordeal!!

Actually the job was a $hit load easier then I thought!!

Thanks again!