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Removing tight security locking wheel nuts/bolts

CAUTION You are recommended to wear protective gloves and goggles when removing tight security nuts! Firstly, tighten all the standard hex bolts on the wheel - this will reduce the pressure on the the actual locking wheel nut. When tightening the standard hexagonal bolts (not the security nut), make sure that you do not damage the thread. 

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NOTE: Contrary to the instructions for installing the security wheel nuts, an impact wrench is a suitable tool for removing wheel nuts that are too tight. When the first attempt fails to loosen the security wheel nut, try again. The impact wrench must exert adequate torque.

Take the locking wheel nut and using a suitable loosening tool, e.g. an impact wrench, spider spanner, or ratchet. When loosening, you must always use the loosening tool to exert pressure on the security wheel nut and locking wheel nut's longitudinal axis. This ensures that the locking wheel nut engages exactly into the coding and does not slip or twist out. 


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​Make sure that the loosening tool you use is not applied obliquely (at an angle). Oblique applications can cause the locking wheel nut key or coding’s to deform or fracture. 

When the loosening procedure described above fails, please loosen (on four hole rims) the standard hexagonal bolt opposite the security wheel nut. On five hole rims, loosen the two standard hexagonal bolts opposite the security wheel nut. After loosening, repeat the procedure described above. 


After loosening the security wheel nut, remove all other standard wheel nuts/bolts.

TIP - Lifting up the car on a car lift/jack during the following action can be beneficial


Further Tips/Advice on Wheel Nut Removal Techniques

In cases where the security wheel nuts are too tight. In order to reduce stress and flatten dings and dents of the security wheel nut head, please take a drift punch or bar and hammer on the locking wheel nut in axial direction.

With this action you will can get a better and deeper engagement of the locking wheel nut.

When undoing the security wheel nuts, please fix the wheel nut wrench in axial direction/towards the security wheel nut by hand in order to avoid or minimize any tipping / side load.


LockingWheelNut™ cannot take any responsibility for injuries/damages however incurred. If in doubt please consult a professional in order to perform the above procedures.


Installing Security Wheel Nuts

1. Remove one standard hexagonal nut or bolt from each each wheel

*When replacing the wheel later, remove the Security Wheel Nut first and install it last.

IMPORTANT – Before installing the security wheel nut, please always check that the wheel lock nut has the same thread, seat, and shaft/overall length as the original standard nut/bolt! 

2. Install each security wheel nut/lock by hand on each wheel. Do Not Use an Impact Wrench when tightening the wheel nuts. Make sure that the locking nut pattern is firmly and securely engaged into the security wheel nut lock pattern. 


Using the locking wheel nut torque wrench, tighten each locking wheel nut with the torque specified in your vehicle's manual.

Apply axial pressure on the torque wrench in the direction of the security wheel nut to prevent the locking wheel nut from slipping or jamming. Turn the wheel by hand to check whether it rotates freely and without impediment. Verify that the minimum thread engagement into the hub assembly is 5,5 revolutions of the fasteners. Certain locking wheel nuts/bolts are a 2-piece design. If the locking wheel nut has a floating seat washer/rotating collar ensure that this is attached to the lock wheel nut/bolt before installing.

We do not recommend the use of oil, grease or lubricants on threads.

3. Turn the wheel by hand to check whether it rotates freely and without impediment.

IMPORTANT When fitting the security nuts do not use an impact wrench:


As this can damage the security nut and or the locking wheel nut and your vehicle. After the first thirty miles, please check again that the security wheel nut sits properly, and if necessary re-tighten it with a torque wrench. So that you can access your locking wheel nut in the event of a wheel/Tyre change, we recommend that you keep your locking wheel nut in the glove-box of your vehicle.


If you have lost or broken your locking wheel nut. We can supply 'Locking Wheel Nuts' for the majority of all vehicle manufacturers | Buy your Locking Wheel Nut Now Online | We Do not Require the Wheel Nut Security Key Code! Simply follow our FAQ

This guide shows you typical images of the various styles of 'Ford security wheel nuts' and 'How to take the image of the wheel locking nut/bolt' in order for us to identify your Genuine 'Ford Locking Wheel Nut'.  Please look through all the images to see which style of 'Ford Security nut' your vehicle is fitted with. Please note we require the image of the security nut to be taken close-up and square-on as in the examples below. We can supply replacement Ford locking wheel nuts for all Ford vehicles; We cover all Ford Cars and Vans too. We do not require the wheel nut security/Julian code. Follow our simple '3 Step Simple Process' and order your new replacement wheel nut (key) now on our 'SHOP PAGE'. E.g. 1 - Ford – External Security Skirt

This security nut style is found on the newer style Ford vehicles; typically from 2013 > On-wards.

The locking nut has a silver round cap that covers the center of the nut (this is fixed, do not attempt to remove this cap). The security skirt is located deep into the recess at the base of the locking nut and is made-up of a series of notches. The replacement locking wheel nut is designed to fit over the cap and into these notches in order to remove the security wheel nut from the wheel.

We require the image to be taken similar to the example above on the left – it is important take the image close-up and straight-on, so that we can see the external security notches located at the base of the security nut in its entirety all the way- around the nut.

The image on the left is an example of the security nut located on the wheel from a distance. This image is only provided to show you which nut you need to locate (please do not take an image like this - We require the image to be as the above example). The security nut is round and not hexagonal as are the other standard six sided bolts. E.g. 2 - Ford - Flower Pattern Design

This security nut style is found on Ford vehicles; typically > Post 2007-2013

We require the image to be taken straight-on and close-up, so that we can see the security pattern clearly. The locking wheel nut key engages into this security pattern. E.g. 3 - Ford – Earlier Flower Pattern Design

This Security nut style is found on Ford vehicles; typically Pre < 2007. We require the image to be taken straight-on and close-up so that we can see the security pattern clearly. The locking wheel nut key engages into this security pattern. E.g. 4 - Ford – Transit Locking Nut

This locking nut style is found on the newer style Ford Transit vehicles; typically from 2013 > On-wards. The locking nut has a bolt that protrudes from the center of the locking nut. Around the base of the bolt, there are a series of security notches that the locking wheel nut engages into. We require the image to be taken similar to this example – close-up and straight-on. It is important that we can see all the security notches clearly all the way-around the nut. We can supply replacement Ford locking wheel nuts; we cover all Ford Cars and Vans too. We do not require the wheel nut security/Julian code either. Follow our simple '3 Step Simple Process' and order your new replacement wheel nut (key) now. Please go to our 'SHOP PAGE' to purchase your Original locking wheel nut (key).


There can be few things more frustrating than losing your locking wheel nut. This guide helps you replace your locking wheel nut - without the need for the wheel nut security key code or Julian code.


Don't worry or waste your time looking for the wheel nut key code. In our experience, the locking wheel nut security key code can be historic or simply not match the actual wheel locks fitted to the vehicle.


This can arise for a variety of reasons as follow:-


1) the security wheel locks may have been changed over time

2) an incorrect locking nut security key code was placed within the vehicle or paperwork


We don't require the locking wheel nut security key code/Julian code to provide you with the correct locking wheel nut. Simply follow our simple '3 Step Process' below'.


STEP 1

Go to the 'SHOP' page to purchase your 'Locking Wheel Nut'. If you have a 'Security Key Code' you can enter it there. If you don't have a 'Security Key Code' follow 'STEP 2' & 'STEP 3'.


TIP If ordering via Security Key Code/Julian Code; take an mage of one of the security nuts/bolts on the wheel - so that we can check that the wheel locks fitted match the code

STEP 2

Take an image of one of your Security Nuts/Bolts on the wheel with your mobile phone. Take the image close-up and face-on, so that we can see the Security Pattern Clearly - go to the FAQ page where you will see the whole process and example images

STEP 3


If you do not have a security key code; please take an image of your 'proof of keeper' document and 'ID'. For a list of acceptable documents, please refer to the '3 Step Process' on the FAQ Page.


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