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Hi all,
What's the best way to get these off? The vehicle never came with no key.

I currently have both axles off my donor, but one wheel stuck on the front axle!

Thanks!

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Hammer a socket on, or a chisel and hammer it round, if you don't care about the wheel, or you can use the Irwin bolt extractors with some success.

 

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A few years back I helped out a neighbour, he had broken the key and they were smaller nuts on Merc Vito, but I don't see why it wouldn't work on a LR. I welded a couple of  plates at 90 deg, drove the Merc onto the base plate, and used a mag drill (Roatbroach) attached to the vertical plate to drill over the stud, took a bit of messing about to line it up but it worked a treat, we bought an 18mm cutter to suit the Merc stud, need to be 23mm at least I should think

With a loose axle you could probably just clamp a plate to the wheel easy enough, of course you do need a Rotabroach style drill for starters.

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Thanks again. Had a 24mm 12 point socket handy and only needed a rubber mallet! Likely not that tight but even so those are (thankfully  😄 ) useless locking wheel nuts...

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