Question about 1994 Jaguar XJ6
I have a flat tire and proceeded to change it....I removed all 5 of the lug nuts from the back driver side tire but it appears there is a stock tire lock that was behind the jaguar emblem. I tried all of my allen wrenches to loosen the screw that sits on top of one last nut that will obviously free the tire but none of them work. Is there a special wrench to loosen the tire so that i can change it or am i missing something?
Yes it is a wheel lock, you need the tool or an air impact gun to get it off.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have all nuts off & don't see anything else, I'd bet money you have aluminum or similar rims (wheels) on it. With 2 disimilar metals making contact like they do, it usually causes them to corrode together, almost like they're welded. Try spraying some penetrating oil in by studs, and rotate tire to move it around a bit. In some cases I've had to get a good swing with a big rubber hammer ( to avoid damage to rim) from behind to break them loose, and even had some success with snugging nuts back up, then back them off a turn or 2, then lower vehicle so tires are back on the ground, and rock the car side to side pretty hard. Then jack it back up & try again. If car securely on jack & stands, or even better a hoist, sometimes you get away with a good swift heel to the tire from side to side. Good Luck, keep us posted.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
I have a 2000 XK8 and the same lousey lugs with the thin chrome overlay cover. I simply cut the chrome covers off and found the right socket that fit the interior steel lug and was able to remove it. The reason the design stinks is because the steel under the chrome overlay rusts then naturally expands and prevents a normal lug socket to be placed onto it for removal. Look around on EBAY just type jag lugnuts for your model and get your aftermarket lugs at a tenth of the price for the whole set! Otherwise you will be stuck out there findin g it impossible to do a emergency tire change.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
go to parts house and buy a 4 way lug wrench for import(mm) sizes. they are available. ask parts guy if he will let you see if it will fit your car before buying. He let you try if the car is there.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
find one size down socket and extension bar then use hammer carefully but firmly to bray onto lug nut once on use ratchet with a piece of pipe placed over topof ratchet handle for extra leverage and should crack off if not u can buy extraction kit from motorspares shop or you could hit top of nut with chisel to score then take normal wheelnut thread on backwards ie flat edge first ov er-tighten then slacken this should cause it to get a bite of lugnut and loosen both hope this helps
Posted on Dec 11, 2010
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