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How do I move a 98 Altima with no key?

Discussion in 'Mechanic's Corner' started by Lonesome7.3, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Lonesome7.3

    Lonesome7.3 By whatever means necessary …

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    I picked up a 98 Nissan Altima but it has no key. I want to load it on my car trailer but I cannot get it in neutral. How can I get this car to roll freely on site?
     
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    Hire a car thief, or have a locksmith come and key the mutha.
     
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    Lonesome7.3 By whatever means necessary …

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    I forgot a locksmith can make a key on the spot. The only down side is the cost. That will cost more than I paid for the car. I just want to get it home for now. I can deal with getting key later.
     
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    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    There might be a little pop up tab if it's a console shifter, with an override under it.
     
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    Lonesome7.3 By whatever means necessary …

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    That would help.
     
  6. txab

    txab Don't get stuck on stupid!

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    Wheel dollies
     
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    Lonesome7.3 By whatever means necessary …

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    I forgot to mention, this car is in a parking garage. Third floor.
     
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    geektoad redneck geek

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    txab Don't get stuck on stupid!

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    So what changes? Wheel dollies will still let you winch it on the trailer

    See post #2 or tow truck
     
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    Did you check on the cost? It is in a garage on the 3rd floor. You are going to need a key, regardless, sooner or later. Unless you already contacted the car thief i mentioned.
     

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