Re: [DML] Wheel Lug Bolt Failure
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Re: [DML] Wheel Lug Bolt Failure

Most shops will over torque the lugnuts unless you tell them to torque at 60 pounds. When told to torque at 60 most will doubt and I always take a photocopy of the torque page from the manual. Even if they did over torque, it should not cause the bolt to break. Any of the DMC vendors should be able to supply a new bolt and give advice as to install.

--- On Sun, 10/3/10, michaelwtownsley <michaeltownsley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: michaelwtownsley <michaeltownsley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] Wheel Lug Bolt Failure
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010, 5:44 AM


Yesterday I had new tires put on my car (replacing the factory originals). I took the car on short in town drive latter in the day and heard something come off car. When I was able to inspect the car it looks a lug bolt to the left rear tire has sheared off taking the lug nut with it.

I was looking at my Tech Manual however it does not have any specifics on how to replace a lug bolt. Does anyone have any directions on how to do this repair or know of any cross reference to replacement parts from a more popular production vehicle?

Since there are only 3 lugs still on the wheel I was wondering how far I could drive it to get it to get it repaired.

As a side note I have owned this car for over 15 years and I have only let a repair shop work on it twice and both times it ended up that they broke something on it.

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