If the key is round then you really need to drill it out (carfully)
But if it has nothes or groves on it then its simple.
Get a socket that bearly fits over it (a OLD socket) and ram it on there. then take your airtool or wrench and try turning it. if it go's then your golden (that 1 cheap way to try)
You could try the same with the round one's but thats tricky to get grip on
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Re: Removing alloy wheels
Fair--ti can be pretty complicated procedure so I suggest you consult a
detailing forum or similar but you're going to need to use a fine grade
wet and dry sandpaper.. and be prepared to put in some serious hours as
if you don't you'll end up ruining them.
Alternatively get an alloy wheel refurbisher to take a look at them
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2000 Ford Focus DrumRemovalProcedureIf removing the drum to service the rear brakes: (note, do not remove hub retaining nut for this procedure) 1. Raise and support vehicle 2. Release the parking brake 3. Remove wheel and tire 4. Disconnect wheel speed sensor wiring harness from wheel knuckle and floor panel. 5. Remove 4 wheel spindle attaching bolts, then the wheel hub and drum assembly from vehicle. 6. Reverse procedure to install noting the following: a. Torque wheel spindle retaining nut to 49 ft. lbs. b. Torque wheel/tire assembly to 94 ft. lbs. 2000 Ford Focus DrumReplacementProcedureIf replacing the drum and wheel bearing assembly: 1. Raise and support vehicle 2. Release the parking brake 3. Remove wheel and tire 4. Remove center dust cap. 5. Remove hub retaining nut. 6. Remove drum and hub assembly. Ensure wheel speed sensor ring is not damaged when removing drum/hub (if equipped). 7. Reverse procedure to install noting the following: a. Inspect and clean wheel speed sensor ring if equipped. b. When tightening hub retaining nut, rotate the hub assembly in counterclockwise direction. c. Torque hub retaining nut to 173 ft. lbs. d. Torque wheel/tire assembly to 94 ft. lbs. e. Adjust parking brakes as necessary.
The proper size is 16 this is the genuine size of the wheels the bigger wheels will alter the speedo but if you go to a car spares shop you will be able to buy a speedo drive that compensates for the different size wheels so this option would be cheaper than replacing all the wheels so i would get this looked at first.
Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
what design are they, two thing could be doing it, if the obviouse touching has already been investigated, one is the design, if the spokes/hub sits out further than the rim than the outer of the rim they could be catching the wind and making some freaky noises, or if the center dishes in then maybe they are "loud" tyres by that i mean do the tyres have wide grooves, directional etc, high performance tyres are in principle very noisy. hope this has been handy.