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Try using a "face spanner wrench". If not get accurate measurements and buy the correct sized "Spanner Socket" Try someplace like AutoZone, Advance or Napa. Bring measurements with you.
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Thanks guys, I need one too, but had no idea where to look. There are numerous adjustables on ebay
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The problem with the adjustable ones is that they can't work on anything that isn't right at the surface. If the nut is recessed at all or in a position where you can't get easy, fairly clear access to it, the adjustable ones won't generally work. They need to be basically parallel to the face of the nut to work properly.

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Thanks guys, I need one too, but had no idea where to look. There are numerous adjustables on ebay
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Close, but not quite!

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Well, I think this is what I'm after. The one in this photo is too large, so it won't work, but I'd like to know what it's called so I can try to track one down that is the right size. Anyone know what this shape of socket is called? And any ideas where I can find one to buy?

The ring around the outside of that tool will not let you engage the pins - sorry! What you are after is a "bearing locknut socket - 4 pin" like this:

OTC OTC7270A Bearing Locknut Socket Fw 4 Ear Ranger & Bronco

Size will be tricky, but try a local bearing supply house - they will know what you are after. Good luck!
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The ring around the outside of that tool will not let you engage the pins - sorry! What you are after is a "bearing locknut socket - 4 pin" like this:

OTC OTC7270A Bearing Locknut Socket Fw 4 Ear Ranger & Bronco

Size will be tricky, but try a local bearing supply house - they will know what you are after. Good luck!
Basically that's the beastie I was describing making from a socket above...

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Does anyone know the name of the socket shown in posts 8 & 14? I need one like that so it will tighten the nut while depressing the spider legged locking spring under it.
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@BELLATRIX1965 - Great! That looks like it's the one. I'll try to track one down, which should be easier now that I know what it's called.

@SD - Thanks for the input.

@WanderingStar - the photo I posted was of something used on a 4X4 of some sort, so you can probably find one at an auto parts supply place. Or maybe at Mac Tools or Snap-on or something along those lines.

I'll let you guys know if/where I find one.

Cheers, Russ
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It's also known as a transmission gear socket:

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They don't come cheap! $76 - $110 USD, crazy!
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Which is why most of us use a cold chisel and a mallet. It's sorta like going home with the only unattached chick in a biker bar at last call; it ain't pretty, but it works.
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