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Where is the key wheel lock for the tires? We can't get the tires off to check the brakes.

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If you can't find the key then hammer a socket over the lock and use a breaker bar to remove lock, replace with regular lug nuts.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010


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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: key won't turn, steering wheel locked, brakes locked.

Try to pull the steering wheel really hard to the left and right while trying to swith on the ignition at the same time usually that will free it up and go back to normal Good luck! Ed

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Rear wheel brakes lock up

It could be a couple of things..Either you have a fluid leak and its getting on the brake pads making them grab or it could be the abs system itself.. There is a speed sensor on the rear axle which also controls the abs.. That can be changed easily and isnt too expensive.. Kip

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Wheel Lock Key

next time your at your mechanic have him remove all the lock and have him put standard nuts on.
we do this for most of our customers.

also he wont need the key to remove your locks most shops have to tools to remove them.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: The wheel cover has a key or key lock to lock the wheels.

Not that you haven't checked, but most of them stored in the glove box or the trunk where the spare is kept.

Anyway, if you are looking for a key, they come in various colors, but you must specify color needed [red, green, yellow, silver,black]. Pop the emblem in the center of the hubcap and see if there is a colored circle or if the bolt head has a color dot on it. Once you find the color you need, they are available online or local for ~ 5-10 bucks. Check your parts stores, hubcap/wheel stores, tire shops for help finding or using one.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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I don't know if the brakes dragging would cause the shaking or not but I will ask a question or two.
Does the car steer to the right or left when you apply the brakes? This would be caused by any leaking fluid or if one side is dragging heavily. This is because when the brakes heat up too much they begin to fade and loose there stopping power. If one side is dragging the car will pull to the other side when you apply the brakes.
You need to make shure that the brakes are clean and dry. Free from all grease or break fluid.
If a wheel is dragging the rotor will overheat and will cause "Blueing" of the rotors or they will look like they have small cracks in them.
Also did the shaking start imediatly after all the work or did it take a while?

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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How can I remove my ignition key from my 2005 Suzuki Forenza?

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Page 2-12 in your operators guide states;

This position locks your steering wheel,
ignition, automatic transmission shift lever
and automatic transmission. This is the
only position from which you can remove
the key. For easier key operation when
unlocking the steering wheel, move the
steering wheel back and forth while turning
the key to the ACC position."

this means if car has wheels (tires) againsta curb or large rock
that means, wiggle the steering wheel and turn the key to lock
then it can do that.
in some cases it can be near impossible
like in San Fransisco, on a very very very steep hill.
the manual tells you set the hand brake first.
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ABS brake module sounds like a motor running and won't stop unless battery is disconnected. what is fix?

I would pull the fuse for the ABS hydraulic pump and then put it back in and see what happens. Don't ever recall a pump running. Dealer may need to hook up scan tool for diagnostic fault codes, DTCs.

Principles of Operation
The ABS control module receives wheel speed readings from both front wheel speed sensors and the rear differential speed sensor, and processes this information to determine if an ABS event is necessary. The wheel speed sensor electrically senses each tooth of the ABS sensor indicators as it passes through the wheel speed sensor's magnetic field.
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