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How to Tighten Lug Nuts
Lug nuts, or wheel locks, hold the wheel onto the car. Missing lug nuts can cause the car to wobble so it's important to keep lug nuts tight.
How to Remove the Wheels from Your Vehicle
Your tires are an essential part of your vehicle. They are there for safety, comfort, and performance. The tires are mounted to the wheels, which in turn are mounted...
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
When you have nice, new rims on your car, you won’t be the only one admiring them. Good-looking wheels draw the attention of car aficionados and thieves alike. Wheels are...
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...

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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...
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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...
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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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I am missing one lug nut 4 out of 5
The threads are not in the rotor itself, the threads are in the hub that the rotor rides on. But you're right that you can do the job more efficiently when you work on the brakes. The rotor has to...
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Regarding studs of tyre
If you have one of four lug nuts or studs missing then it is unsafe to drive the vehicle at any speeds.
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How do I tell what size lug nuts I need for my rims?
The lug nut bolt pattern on your vehicle is 4 x 114.3. In practical terms, that means that an imaginary circle drawn through the four "bolt holes" will have a diameter of 114.3 millimeters. Of course, a bolt pattern designated...
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Currently I have locking wheel nuts
You may have custom wheels that will require only special thin lug nut types. You cannot put extensions on them. You will always need to use a special kind of lug nut and special socket the put them on and...
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The lug caps/hub caps fall off, how can I fix this?
Hello. If your hub caps keep falling off then your best option would probably be to use different hub caps. If the wheels or hub caps are of low quality then that may result in a poor fit and function....
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Need help choosing the right rim size for my tire
Hi...Tire size 33 x 12.5R16 is equivalent to LT305/70R16. The recommended rim width is 8 to 9.5 inches with 9 inches being typical. Rim width is not the only critical dimension, you also have to be sure you have the...
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Installing shims in the enclosed steering hub.
Hi there. Check to see if the front axle on the jeep has a differential on the tube. If there is a differential on the tube, then the axle on the jeep is either a pre-model or a 1963 model....
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Knocking sound when the car is moving, but not accelerating or braking.
Hi there. Check the lug nuts on the front wheels and make sure that they are tight. The wheel could be loose and moving around. If the lug nuts are tight, then check around the wheel and see if there...
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I have a 2001 bmw x5 4.4i. When driving over 30 mph and turning right I hear a humming sound and when braking and turning right the vehicle shakes.
Hi there. Check the wheel lug nuts and make sure that they are tight. When turning and you hear a loud humming noise, this is usually the lug nuts loose and the wheel rubbing the brakes or the wheel bearings...
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How to remove a stripped lug
In order to get lug nuts that have stripped out you will need to have the lug nut removed by using special stripped lug nut socket. The socket has special locking knobs inside that will grip onto the stripped nut...
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Lug nuts coming loose
I would certainly be concerned about the lug nuts falling off originally. However, I would not worry about the cap that had fallen off recently if the nut is still tight. Many times manufacturers will apply these chrome caps to...
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Lug Nut Studs.
I would have to say that the studs are not reusable if you try and knock them out and then try to reinstall them into the Ford. I would recommend putting in new studs on the Ford vehicle with new...
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Noise from front end after a tire rotation. It sounds like four clacks and happens once each time the wheels make a full rotation.
Hi there. The noise is coming from the lug nuts. Check all of the lug nuts and make sure that they are tight. If the lug nuts are tight, then look at the center of the wheel and make sure...
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Cannot remove the wheel from the car.
Try drilling out the locking nuts with a big drill bit and then use a long collar nut on it to back off the locking lug nuts. If you need further assistance with the locking lug nuts, then seek out...
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Stripped lug nut/unable to change tire
Hello, thank you for writing in. Locking lug nuts would cause every wheel to require a special socket in order to remove the tire. These are often aftermarket, but if you have a set on the car, this may have...
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When driving all the time I hear a fluttering sound. Seems to be coming from my right front area and gets worst the faster I drive.
The noise that your are hearing could be the lug nuts being loose or the wheel bearing hub assembly could be failing. Check the lug nuts and tighten them if they are loose. If the lug nuts are tight, then...
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Tire lug nuts are extremely hot after driving. Is this normal?
If the brakes have been applied, heat will be conducted from the rotor to the wheel and thence to the lug nuts. However, the braking has to be fairly significant and continuous, such as in stop and go driving, for...

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