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Master Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
As an automotive technician, it is likely you will be expected to master the skill of using the right amount of torque to install lug nuts.
How to Remove Wheel Locks
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Is it Safe to Drive With a Missing Lug Nut?
A lug nut is also called a wheel nut, and is used to hold the wheel securely onto the vehicle. Depending on the type of vehicle you have, you may have four,...

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The tire sems unsteady during driving
It is possible that you have a wheel bearing with some play or a loose tie rod or ball joint. Any suspension part that has a joint on it can have play and cause the wheel to wobble and make...
Missing lug nuts
It may be possible someone stole the lug nuts. If you had some kind of recent service done, where the tire and rim were removed, like a tire rotation for example. Then the mechanic may have not tightened the lug...
Second time on same wheel 4 or more of 6 lug nuts snapped off while driving
The problem may not be the hub or studs, but the rim. Look at the inside of the rim-centering hub to see if it has damage where it has not been seated properly or is unable to be seated. If...
Wheel stud replacement
Nothing is impossible to remove. It might be a pain in the neck and require specialized tools. If you fill out a repair inquiry specifying whether it is the lug nut that is stuck or whether you are actually trying...
Wheel studs breaking off when changing tire
Hey there: Thanks for writing in to Breaking a wheel stud is commonly not caused by the way you're removing them, or the tool you are using. Lug nuts are supposed to go onto a stud smoothly, and come...
I dropped the air breather wing nut down the carb on my 1976 gma grain truck and its no longer in the carb it has passed through.
I would have the carburetor removed if you cannot use a magnet to go through the carburetor plates to get it out. Taking off the carburetor will give better access to get in the intake to get the nut. The...
Shaking at the front end of the car
Saturn became aware of a vibration like you are describing on many of their vehicles and designed a fix for it more than 10 years ago. The fix is described in Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 00-T-57A. It calls for installing...
broken wheel stud
You can put the lug nut on and try to tighten it, but not to full torque. My concern is that with only a few threads holding the nut, it may strip the threads and you may loose the lug...
Wheel adapter sizing
You will need to adapt from the Rangers 5x4.5in. pattern to the new pattern on 5x100mm which is about 3.9 inches. This should allow you to bolt the new wheel to the vehicle if you can find the right adapter....
Noticed rubbing noise from transmission after replacing bearings and lug studs.
Hello. This is tough to diagnose without hearing the sound specifically, as the transmission should not be rubbing on any other components in the vehicle. I would recommend checking the driveline components to be sure there are no loose or...
Grinding noise from back of car
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. It seems that your vehicle has a wheel bearing that is grinding causing the noise that your are describing. Raise up the vehicle where the rear wheels are off the ground and the front...
Can you drive with only 2 lug nuts instead of 3?
Hi thanks for your question. My advice is that this is very dangerous and the car should not be driven with only 2 lug nuts. If any of the remaining two were to also snap, this would cause catastrophic damage...
Trouble with one of my lug nuts
Hey there, thanks for writing in. It is not advisable to drive with broken or missing lug studs. A missing lug nut can mess with the torque specifications and will eventually lead to problems with the tire. You should look...
Looks like grease spots on lug nuts
This is quite possibly a bad wheel bearing seal. When these go bad they can leak wheel bearing grease which will eventually be flung everywhere as the wheel rotates. I would recommend having an expert, like one from YourMechanic, to...
When I try to take my lug nuts off my aftermarket rims, i end up scraping the rims,what size lug do i need so i wont do this again
There are many possible sizes of sockets depending on the rim design and types of lug nuts used. Most aftermarket rims will use the same size lug nuts as original but require a thin wall type socket. Take the vehicle...
My car shakes when it gets up to about 60 miles per hour feel like the tire is going to fall off
This may be caused by a variety of possibilities, however, I would start with checking tire pressure in all the tires checking to be sure the lug nuts on every wheel are tight and checking for any bubbles or warped...
Car making humming noise when driving, but when I stop at the ref Light I don't hear the sound. Also when I go over 40mp get loud.
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The problem seems to be either a wheel rubbing brake rotor for the lug nuts not being tight enough or a wheel bearing that is worn out. The noise occurs only when the...
What is the torque setting on my tire nuts? - 2017 Subaru Legacy
Your lug nuts should be torqued to 80-90 foot pounds. This is fairly standard on most cars. You may want to check the torque after the first few hundred miles as well since lug nuts sometimes back off a bit...
Can you drive on 3 lug nuts
Hey there, thanks for writing in. All of the lug nuts are necessary. Leaving even one off could result in warping of the brake rotors or drums, necessitating their replacement. If two are left off that puts an excess load...
Will front suspension parts (other than hubs) from a 6 lug k2500 work in an 8 lug k2500?
Hello. The difference in the lugs is bases on the weight or tonnage of the truck. The suspension is built based on this. If you truck is an 8 lug then you should only use the parts that are made...

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