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



Michael, 
The correct way is to remove the hub and press out the old bolt and press in
a new one. Since it's broke you may be able to tap out the old one then
start one in from the back and with a nut pull it back into place. 
Be careful that shops don't tighten too much and stretch the threads to the
braking point. I have a tire shop here that torques everything to 100 PSI no
matter if you can take off the tire or not with a flat. He just doesn't want
any thing coming off after he touches it. 
Everyone beware of this.
John Hervey
www.deloreanautoparts.com


    

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
michaelwtownsley
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 7:44 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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 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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