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I have bought a used car wit alloy wheels and unfortunately the wheel lug removal tools are missing. How can the lugs be removed with out special tools ?

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  • steve land Jan 23, 2012

    If you have a garage around where you live, go there and ask if they can crack it open for you. They do have the tool(!). It should be noted that without that special tool you are not likely to "open up that lug. I would not even try, the tool is not that hard to get access to. Also, the manufacturer has tools like that available for purchase if you cannot find the old one
    Just as a side note; I find it peculiar that the date of this question is 2009, and that this question is still posted and not removed (at least archived!)

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You could try Grasping the lugs with a vice-grip, just to get them loose enough to turn by hand, if that doesn't work, most workshops have skeleton keys that should fit the lugs and they can loosen them for you. Hope that helps!

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