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Old 08-22-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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Size of Dicor wheel liner holding nut?

I had the tire dealer retorque the wheels on our coach, and the brutes tightened the wheel liner nuts with their impact wrench. I ruined the T-handle socket wrench that came with the coach trying to get them off. The coach is in storage now, so I can't check it out, but I want to loosen those nuts to hand-torque specs like they should be.

Does anyone know what size the socket or nut is for the Dicor 22.5" liners that are normally put on a Workhorse W22 chassis? There are two hold-down nuts for each liner.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Try a 1- 9/16" socket. I have the same covers on a 19.5" wheel. Sockets this size are not real easy to find and it will likely be in a 3/4" drive size.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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mine are 1 1/2 on 22.5 inch wheels.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:52 PM   #4
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1 and 9/16 may be the one .. I use a 1 and 5/8 and it's just a little loose.
but it works..This 3/4 drive of course
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Try a 1- 9/16" socket. I have the same covers on a 19.5" wheel. Sockets this size are not real easy to find and it will likely be in a 3/4" drive size.
B-in-Laws 2005 Allegro WH22 had a similar issue, lug nuts were metric 37mm, and we couldn't find a thin wall socket to clear the centre cap, without scratching. Had to drill and tap the rear retainers 1/4" coarse and install a short bolt, and tap on it with a brass punch until it loosened off.Managed to get the fronts with a large crescent wrench. We salvaged the retainer tool by measuring the depth of the retainer and exposed threads of the wheel stud, and cutting the socket portion of the tool down to that depth.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:45 AM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions. It might be 37 mm. I have a 36 mm socket that I tried and it almost fit. I bought the 36 mm to take the front axle nuts off of a Subaru. I hate to buy one-use special tools, but then I consider what I saved in labor by doing it myself.
In this case, I guess I will just go back to the tire shop and ask if they will loosen the nuts and let me hand tighten them.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:43 PM   #7
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wheel cover nut size

1- 9/16 ,go to tractor supply very reasonable! you will have to get a adaptor
to use what ever size ratchet size you have!
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I got my coach from storage and checked the simulator nuts and they measure 1-1/2 in. across the flat sides. Some say 1-1/2 and some say 1-9/16. I suppose either socket should work. BTW, 1-1/2" converts to 38.1 mm.
I can't find anything definite from Dicor, and I forgot to measure the Dicor socket tool that I ruined trying to loosen the nuts.
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I originally did the same thing, measured the nut/cover and decided 1-1/2" was the right size. Went to Sears and bought a 1-1/2" and it barely fit the outer part of the nut/cover. I needed to get the nut/cover off that day so tapped the 1-1/2" socket onto the nut/cover and made it kinda work.

After I removed all the the wheel covers the same way, I didn't want to damage them anymore when putting them back on. Found a 1-9/16" socket and it fit perfectly.

This was for Dicor wheel covers for a 19.5" wheel, not the original posters 22.5" wheel. I'm not sure if the nut/covers are a different size for the larger wheels.

Wish I had a Tractor Supply near me, I paid $32 for the 1-9/16" socket.
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I think Harbor Freight carries them for much less.
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:30 PM   #11
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JLM, I believe you are right. Looks like 1-1/2" but really needs 1-9/16" socket.
None show on Harbor Freight web site and don't remember seeing any in store.
About $9 at Sears, and $8 and change plus shipping on eBay for a 3/4" drive 1-9/16" socket.
Since I hopefully won't need one ever again, I am just going to the tire shop and have them loosen the nuts for free. They owe me.
Thanks to y'all for the feedback.
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