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

Hi Mike,
Fortunately, I haven't had this problem.
The lug has to be pressed in from behind so there is some work to be done, exactly how much I don't know. If you are happy with the tire shop that put the new tires on, call them up to complain and see if they will fix it for nothing or a reduced cost. Otherwise, you need another good tire shop to help you. You may want to check the nuts on the other studs to see what they are tourqued to. If I remember correctly, 60 ft. lbs. is the spec.
As to driving, you should be able to drive anywhere, but try to stay off bumpy roads and don't go too fast. I would keep it to 35 mph.

--- 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, 8:44 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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