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revolver693
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Apr 29, 2009, 5:11 PM

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UnsureHi, I have a 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme sedan with a 3.1 liter V-6 with approx. 77000 miles. I just recently noticed a "clicking noise" coming from the right rear wheel.
When I apply the break pedal the noise stops. In addition I discovered that the vehicle has plastic "anti-theft" inserts located on top of the lug nut's. As this is a recently purchased Car I had no idea that this car was equiped with these until I tried to remove the wheel and tire. I don't have the "Wrench" to remove them to get to the lug nut's. Does anyone know of a way to remove them without hunting down a "Special Wrench" Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Apr 29, 2009, 5:36 PM

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Are your rear brakes drum or disc type?

The locks you refer to, are they locking a hubcap on or do you mean locking lug nuts on an aluminum wheel?



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Apr 29, 2009, 5:52 PM

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Yes, they are four wheel disk brakes and it appears that the locks are for the "Hub" Caps


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Apr 29, 2009, 5:55 PM

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There are a few different types of hubcap locks but you can usually get most of them off using needle nose pliers and a screwdriver.

The clicking your hearing is probably the brake pads rattling and moving back and forth in their holders, usually because the rotor is rusted or distorted.



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Apr 29, 2009, 6:43 PM

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Sorry to butt in on this - here's the pic shown earlier........



This looks like alloy wheels to me not hub caps! What may be the issue is one special lug nut per wheel for anti theft which can be replaced with a regular lug nut. Get new pattern anti theft lug nuts and the socket if you see the need but not being able to inspect this problem is the major problem at the moment,

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PS: on edit - they may be hubcaps but I can only tell by what I see??
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Apr 29, 2009, 7:56 PM

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They are hubcaps but they are real lug nuts passing through. Has to be locking lugs.



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