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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 wheel securely onto the vehicle. Depending on the type of vehicle you have, you may have four,...

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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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