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TC has lug locks but no key?
LimaTee Offline
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#1
The 87 Turbo Coupe that I recently bought has an original equipment Ford lug lock on all four wheels, but after searching everywhere in the car I cannot find a key for them.
Do any of you have a trick to get these off? or does anyone know how to obtain the correct key when no original manual or documentation came with the car?
Ron
The one part that never gets fixed on my cars is the nut that holds the steering wheel
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RDOG Offline
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Go to sears and pick up a set of impact sockets. Smack the one on there that grabs the nut the tightest. Then attempt to tale it loose. Thats only if you want to try and do it yourself. Thats what I use at thye junk yard when I find wheels with locks on them.

HOWEVER, if you have a tire shop near you, they usually only charge $10 a wheel to take off locks. They have to deal with this issue all the time and always have the tool for that handy. Some places ask for ID and registration, so dont be offended. Its just a precaution to make sure the car isnt stolen.

1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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LimaTee Offline
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#3
Thanks RDOG

I will see what I can accomplish with your helpful ideas.
Ron
The one part that never gets fixed on my cars is the nut that holds the steering wheel
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Viper7 Offline
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#4
I have use a cold chisel. Just put it on the corner of the nut and give it a couple of good smacks, it will come loose.
Viper
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Sean Offline
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#5
I work at Sears, we sell a lot of good "nut and bolt extraction" kits that should fit the lock as well. Soak the threads with PB Blaster to make it easier, then use your new toy. The "sockets" cut deeper into the nut as you try to turn counterclockwise.
1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
160 amp 3G and upgraded charge/power supply cables.
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RDOG Offline
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Sean Wrote:I work at Sears, we sell a lot of good "nut and bolt extraction" kits that should fit the lock as well. Soak the threads with PB Blaster to make it easier, then use your new toy. The "sockets" cut deeper into the nut as you try to turn counterclockwise.

Sean do you know the part number to this extraction kit. I was told they no longer carry it. Thats why I had to use the impact sockets the junkyard dog way. Please post part number
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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LimaTee Offline
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#7
<I have use a cold chisel. Just put it on the corner of the nut and give it a couple of good smacks, it will come loose.>

I figured that if the impact sockets don't work, the cold chisel & 5lb maul trick will be my next move.
Thx for the input.
Ron
The one part that never gets fixed on my cars is the nut that holds the steering wheel
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Stang8u Offline
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#8
I knew a guy that had a set of sockets made for looking lugs there kinda like ez outs they grab the out side of the lug super trick try and see if any local tire shops have a set

I've always wanted a set I've delt with this way to often
:mad:
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LimaTee Offline
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Sean Wrote:I work at Sears, we sell a lot of good "nut and bolt extraction" kits that should fit the lock as well. Soak the threads with PB Blaster to make it easier, then use your new toy. The "sockets" cut deeper into the nut as you try to turn counterclockwise.


Yes, I would really like to do it this way if the extraction kits are still available.
I was told that they had been discontinued quite a while ago also.

If they are not available, I bought a new set of impact sockets this morning, but will have to use them with a breaker bar & extension since I no longer have a compressor.
Ron
The one part that never gets fixed on my cars is the nut that holds the steering wheel
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Sean Offline
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RDOG Wrote:
Sean Wrote:I work at Sears, we sell a lot of good "nut and bolt extraction" kits that should fit the lock as well. Soak the threads with PB Blaster to make it easier, then use your new toy. The "sockets" cut deeper into the nut as you try to turn counterclockwise.

Sean do you know the part number to this extraction kit. I was told they no longer carry it. Thats why I had to use the impact sockets the junkyard dog way. Please post part number

Click here for the page which lists all of them....anything your local store does not stock they CAN order, and sometimes even ship it to your door for free! If you still have troubles with them, PM me and I can have you call me at work one day and I'll place the order online for you with valid card info.
1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
160 amp 3G and upgraded charge/power supply cables.
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