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    Freelander - locking wheel nut lost

    Hi

    While washing the Freelander 2 today, I noticed that the locking wheel nut is missing from one of the wheels. Now it has either not been replaced when we last had some work done or its since worked loose and disappeared.

    Anyway, is it possible to buy just one as a replacement and if so, is there a code or something that tells me which is the right one? Or will I need to go a dealer and buy a whole new set??

    Thanks
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    Personally, Iíd buy a set of four aftermarket ones from eBay or Amazon.

    Either that or buy a single non locking nut for a few quid. Alloy wheel theft isnít as big as it used to be.

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    Nobody is ever going to nick a set of Freelander 2 wheels, ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Nobody is ever going to nick a set of Freelander 2 wheels, ever.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Buy a new set: two different keys for changing wheels is confusing. Especially when changing a wheel on the hard shoulder of the motorway, during a downpour (Bad luck always comes in pairs).

    A PM to our residential Land Rover specialist Franky Four Fingers can solve your problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kungfupanda View Post
    Personally, Iíd buy a set of four aftermarket ones from eBay or Amazon.

    Either that or buy a single non locking nut for a few quid. Alloy wheel theft isnít as big as it used to be.
    I haven't seen a car on bricks for many years. Unless its something exotic or very expensive the risk if wheel theft must he very low these days.

    Locking wheel nuts are a monumental pain in the behind and I ditch mine straight away whenever I buy a car.

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    Iíd buy a new set, they arenít that expensive.
    They are probably the reason not many alloys are stolen these days, most cars have them.
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Buy four normal nuts.

    But more importantly, check your other wheel nuts are tight.

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    You can buy a single nut from a dealer who can look the appropriate codes up off of your VIN.

    I would however change all 4 for standard nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Nobody is ever going to nick a set of Freelander 2 wheels, ever.
    That really made me laugh! And you are of course absolutely correct.

    I think I'll see how much it costs to buy one locking one that is the same as the one on the others, but also see how much just buying a replacement regular one is. Presume its quite easy to work out what size you need for a replacement?

    Good advice to check the others first! Will do that today.

    Thanks all.

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    Many years ago while working in the garage trade a customer reported having a bad vibration on the steering on his Skoda which had started suddenly that morning. On being checked over it was found that there were only 2 wheel nuts on each wheel and they were loose and not even hand tight! Also the tyres were all illegal being under the 1.6mm limit. When the customer was informed he said that was impossible because all 4 tyres had been replaced only a week ago!

    The car was parked in a communal car park outside the block of flats he lived in, and someone had apparently swapped his wheels and tyres with theirs in the night, putting the wheels back on his car just to hold it up enough to get their jack under it!
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Replied to your PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Many years ago while working in the garage trade a customer reported having a bad vibration on the steering on his Skoda which had started suddenly that morning. On being checked over it was found that there were only 2 wheel nuts on each wheel and they were loose and not even hand tight! Also the tyres were all illegal being under the 1.6mm limit. When the customer was informed he said that was impossible because all 4 tyres had been replaced only a week ago!

    The car was parked in a communal car park outside the block of flats he lived in, and someone had apparently swapped his wheels and tyres with theirs in the night, putting the wheels back on his car just to hold it up enough to get their jack under it!
    I had the same a few years ago with an XJ40. We fitted a set of (bloody expensive) metrics on it and the following week, someone exchanged his nice, shiny and new wheels for a manky set with knackered Tyres. He was not impressed...

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    Thanks all. Quick update - called LR dealer and can't buy a single nut (you can a replacement key though), only a whole set at £105 (ish). So, just bought a regular nut for £3 to keep me going.
    Will probably get a replacement set via eBay or similar and replace the lot sometime soon.
    Appreciate the help and advice. Franky Four Fingers - thanks for your help via PM.

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