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Cant find the lug wrench for my 2001 passat and am stuck with a flat tire please help!

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If i knew what a lug wrench was then that would help ,a lug is a worm used for fishing so would a lug wrench be used for pulling them out of the mud in which they live by any chance??if no wheel brace or wheel nut bar then try the local auto factor for one of them extending ones made in china as they are plenty heavy enough to do the job now where your original one is in the car they are normally under the spare wheel in the boot .(trunk)

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