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kwik fit have broken my locking wheel nut thingy me jiggy

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Mardyass6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
just been to get my tyre sorted and kwik fit have broken my locking wheel nut thing me jiggy (removal tool)
told me they could do no more and to take it to a rover specialist,i know that in itself will be costly,is there any other way to get the locking nut off without the removal nut thing?
need to get it sorted asap as ive got a puncture!!
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Mardyass6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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col#1
Yeah use a hammer and a chisel and knock them all off.

Its not that hard and shouldn't cause any damage if you take your time :)

Then buy a new set, don't cost much.
GAVINLEWISHUKD#2
Have you only got one removal tool? You normally get 2. If you have the code you can order a replacement. The only other way is to get them drilled out and replace the set.
ALICOM007#3
if they broke it i would ask them to get it fixed.
Mardyass#4
only had the one with the car and its in half now,not such a kwik fit after all lol
OfnPanad#5
Use a hammer & chisel to get it moving...a flat screwdriver will do if you don't have a chisel.

Just dig it in a bit as close as you practically can to the edge and try to get it turned a little. I did this on my Citroen after the fancy head of the locking bolt came off! Only took about half a turn to come loose enough to undo with my fingers.

Unfortunately if you don't have a spare you'll have to re-fasten in the same way and there's only so many times you can do it before it gets all mashed up.

Good luck.
Mardyass#6
if i buy a new set of the locking nuts will the removal tool be exactly the same?
col#7
Mardyass
if i buy a new set of the locking nuts will the removal tool be exactly the same?


No new tool only matches new set :)

You will need to knock them all off if you want to use it
Mardyass#8
ahhhh thought as much,thanks for the help on this one :)
chrishill#9
Kwikfit broke it, Kwikfit should be fixing it and sorting a replacement, simple as that!
maddogb#10
TAKE IT TO ROVER AND GET THE BILL SENT TO KWIK FIT, THEY ******ED IT IT'S THEIR RESPONSIBILITY
(oops caps soz)
spe61967#11
You can but a tool for removing locking wheel nuts from good car spare shops/motorfactors.( i used to sell them)
gazgits#12
Any decent garage should be able to get them off for you. I lost mine and they managed to get it off. Didn't cost me a penny as the were fitting new breaks for me.
Plus if your in the AA or RAC etc the should be able to remove them
louloo#13
have you got RAC or AA etc? if so call them if you have a spare? they will get it off!
Mardyass#14
louloo
have you got RAC or AA etc? if so call them if you have a spare? they will get it off!
gr8 idea:thumbsup:
louloo#15
Mardyass
gr8 idea:thumbsup:


good luck! i have never had a problem with them helping a damsel in distress:)
Mardyass#16
lolol im in distress thats for sure!
louloo#17
Mardyass
lolol im in distress thats for sure!


it will all work out fine-although kwikfit leave a lot to be desired...they tried to tell me once the suspension needed repairing on a car i took in for brakes. I asked him to show me what was wrong and he did-then i told him i would go and get the receipt cos they had only replaced the suspension weeks before....an admission followed and some freebies,

I would go back and have it out with them though!
atsoc15#18
If quick fit broke it go back down there demand they fix it, speak to the manager, bill them for any costs, they broke it they fix it. End of story
Johnmcl7#19
chrishill;3586248
Kwikfit broke it, Kwikfit should be fixing it and sorting a replacement, simple as that!


Exactly! I had a friend who took his car to Kwik-fit and they managed to lock themselves out of the car(!), they phoned him up and asked him if he had a second key (he didn't, he was on holiday) and then said he would have to organise getting into the car himself. Understandably he was furious and told them to get it sorted out themselves and promptly which they did.

John
spe61967#20
Dorridge Autos 01564776144. They should be able to post one to you .

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