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

Replace them all.  Lug studs break because they have been overtorqued.  There is 
no reason to believe that your shop only overtorqued the one stud that broke - 
they probably did them all.

There is no trick to replacing studs.  Make sure you get the correct length on 
both sides - the length of the part that screws into the hub is just as 
important as the part that passes through the wheel.  I like to use some loctite 
on the hub threads to make sure they don't back out.


From: michaelwtownsley <michaeltownsley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sun, October 3, 2010 7:44:22 AM
Subject: [DML] Wheel Lug Bolt Failure

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 

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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