Wheel nut tool.

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Andy Lawson

Hi all,

I've just purchased a second hand Impreza RX manual hatch. I came to
take one of the wheels off for the first time today, and there is no
wheel nut tool supplied with the vehicle. I managed to get it done by
borrowing a tool off a friend.

Is this standard, or has a previous owner just lost it?

If so, what should I replace it with?

Thanks for any input!
 
Wheel nut tool as in "socket wrench" or "tire iron"?

Just get a replacement from any car parts store. I think it's 12 MM but
they should let you take it to the parking lot to make sure it fits.

If you are talking about a locking lug nut, just replace it with a regular
one, or get a new set.
 
..._.. said:
Wheel nut tool as in "socket wrench" or "tire iron"?

I'm no expert, I'm afraid. The owners manual refers to it as the wheel
nut tool, but doesn't mention where (or if) it's located in the vehicle.
I'm missing the tool used to remove the wheel nuts so the wheel can be
removed in the case of a puncture.
Just get a replacement from any car parts store. I think it's 12 MM but
they should let you take it to the parking lot to make sure it fits.

Will do. Thanks.
If you are talking about a locking lug nut, just replace it with a regular
one, or get a new set.

No - I don't have locking wheel nuts.

I have the jack, and the jack handle, I'm just puzzled why no wheel nut
tool was included.

Thanks for your help.
 
johninKY said:
Try a 19mm socket. Not all manufacturers use this size but it is very
common.

Will do.

I still don't know whether one should have been included when I got the
vehicle, but thanks for your help!
 
It is normally there to use when you have a flat. I took mine out and the
wrench (19mm) and a reversible screwdriver (+ & - blade) are in a pouch with
the part number 97010AA050. Found it online for $35, includes wheel nut
tool, screwdriver, & pouch. Looks like same for Impreza as my Forester.

It is a grey pouch, with the above part number and Subaru in yellow. Not
sure of placement in Impreza, but should be near jack.

Blair
 
Andy said:
Will do.

I still don't know whether one should have been included when I got the
vehicle, but thanks for your help!

Yes, the tire iron is a standard tool that comes with the car when new.
You bought a used car.
 

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