Question about 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis
Ok, I am trying to remove a tire on a 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis and it requires for me to have a hubcap removal tool, but my hubcap removal tool is missing. When I bought this car at a different state, the person told me off the bat the hubcap removal tool was included in the car, but I never asked where it was located in the car or took the time to search for it... that was my fault of course. Any way, I was told by a local mechanic that I was able to remove it with a 16 mm socket, but with some work. I tried and tried to work that socket in there. I hammered it in, it was a no-go. I used needle nose plyer to turn the lug nut, it moved a snidge, but it would not turn any further for me. I went from a 16 mm to a 17 mm, but the 17 mm was too fat around and too big to fit the lug nut. I just moved to Indiana and I don't know or trust anyone here that can give me a ride to the auto parts store. The only accessible ride is my mountain bike. If I have to go to an auto parts store to get the proper tool to fix the tire, then I will ride as far as I can to get there and get the damn part. The other problem that I have is that I suffer from empty pockets as well. If there was a way, a trick, some kind of magic I can learn to take that lug nut off of the hubcap without me having to spend money that I don't have, that would be great. I wondered if there was such a size 16 1/2 mm socket instead of a 16 mm socket to fit the hubcap, and maybe that is why it is not turning for me?... Idk. Any advice would help. Please. Thank you.
There are about 8 different keys. Each one is the same size, but the notches are in different places much like a house key.
And a standard size metric socket is either 16mm or 17mm.
If the bolt is on tight enough that you can' t turn it with any socket, you will need to drill out the bolt, or cut a hole around the bolt with a hole saw. You also may be able to take a chisel or hacksaw and notch the bolt and use a flat bladed screwdriver.
You might be able to use a star socket if you had one.
Posted on Jul 29, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
#1 Look carefully at the CENTER of the hub cap. Gently pry the center cap off. The rest will be self explanatory.
#2 Take one lug nut off . Sometimes there is an extra set of small lugs to hold the hub cap on.
I do apologize for the two choices. Just cannot remember which way the Cougar works.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
yes there is go to the auto parts they may get you one for a samll price
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
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