Friendly reminder...

Friendly reminder...

Joined: July 4th, 2006, 3:49 am

June 21st, 2008, 3:25 am #1

Check your lug nuts.

I am the only person that works (ever) on my vehicles. I have never had this issue until tonight. I was just checking my brake pad thickness on the X and some of the nuts were looser than I like. I checked the other wheels and some nuts were looser than I really like (by a lot). I was the last person to put the wheels on and I am amazed at how loose they were. Maybe it is the way they are studs from the outside versus what I am used to from the back but I am sooooooooo glad I checked the rest.

I have a 89 Cherokee, 96 Ford Ranger and (wife) 2000 Sunfire and I have never had this issue on any of these.

I suggest you all check your NUTS, for safety sake.


Aaron Gregory
Columbus, OH
FX 19
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Joined: December 1st, 2007, 10:55 pm

June 21st, 2008, 4:32 am #2

front tie just abot fell off on the fwy. 1 or 2 more feet and i would have been 3 wheelin.

reyy
longtime fiat freak
74 x1/9
san dimas, ca
USA
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

June 21st, 2008, 5:52 am #3

Check your lug nuts.

I am the only person that works (ever) on my vehicles. I have never had this issue until tonight. I was just checking my brake pad thickness on the X and some of the nuts were looser than I like. I checked the other wheels and some nuts were looser than I really like (by a lot). I was the last person to put the wheels on and I am amazed at how loose they were. Maybe it is the way they are studs from the outside versus what I am used to from the back but I am sooooooooo glad I checked the rest.

I have a 89 Cherokee, 96 Ford Ranger and (wife) 2000 Sunfire and I have never had this issue on any of these.

I suggest you all check your NUTS, for safety sake.


Aaron Gregory
Columbus, OH
FX 19
... cooking at 70 mph and the LF came off... tore off the wing and he managed to get it all over to the shoulder.

I'm the last one to install the tires!

I felt like crap... and made a lot of work for myself... but thank God he was all right.

I now use a TORQUE WRENCH and tighten each lug evenly to 55 pounds.

I've not had a re-occurance... but do indeed re-check a couple of times a year.  Have not found any loose or loose-er since.  Cheap insurance!

Pretty scary stuff!


My best,



Tony
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carl
carl

June 21st, 2008, 11:50 am #4

Nothing like cooking on a highway ramp and having the rear driver side wheel come off your 124 sedan. Nice thing about rear discs is the rotor acted like a mini spare. Like Tony, I now ALWAYS torque the wheel bolts/nuts (65ft-lb) and if in doubt go back and torque again. By the way, I think most of us over tighten wheel bolts if we just use a breaker bar or T-wrench.

carl
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lezesig
lezesig

June 21st, 2008, 1:25 pm #5

Check your lug nuts.

I am the only person that works (ever) on my vehicles. I have never had this issue until tonight. I was just checking my brake pad thickness on the X and some of the nuts were looser than I like. I checked the other wheels and some nuts were looser than I really like (by a lot). I was the last person to put the wheels on and I am amazed at how loose they were. Maybe it is the way they are studs from the outside versus what I am used to from the back but I am sooooooooo glad I checked the rest.

I have a 89 Cherokee, 96 Ford Ranger and (wife) 2000 Sunfire and I have never had this issue on any of these.

I suggest you all check your NUTS, for safety sake.


Aaron Gregory
Columbus, OH
FX 19
Aaron,

....based on Tony's experience posted awlie back.

You mention "nuts". Most X wheels use "bolts". Have your hubs been reworked from original ?


lezesig '79 X 1/9
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Joined: July 4th, 2006, 3:49 am

June 21st, 2008, 2:08 pm #6

being a redneck, we call anything holding the tire on a "lug nut". Or maybe it's just me.

Mine are still bolts...no rework.

Aaron Gregory
Columbus, OH
FX 19
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Eric Hamilton (Durham NC)
Eric Hamilton (Durham NC)

June 21st, 2008, 2:27 pm #7

Check your lug nuts.

I am the only person that works (ever) on my vehicles. I have never had this issue until tonight. I was just checking my brake pad thickness on the X and some of the nuts were looser than I like. I checked the other wheels and some nuts were looser than I really like (by a lot). I was the last person to put the wheels on and I am amazed at how loose they were. Maybe it is the way they are studs from the outside versus what I am used to from the back but I am sooooooooo glad I checked the rest.

I have a 89 Cherokee, 96 Ford Ranger and (wife) 2000 Sunfire and I have never had this issue on any of these.

I suggest you all check your NUTS, for safety sake.


Aaron Gregory
Columbus, OH
FX 19
I use a torque wrench, and then I retorque after a few tens of miles... and I usually get some movement when I do.
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Joined: June 16th, 2004, 3:48 am

June 21st, 2008, 2:34 pm #8

Check your lug nuts.

I am the only person that works (ever) on my vehicles. I have never had this issue until tonight. I was just checking my brake pad thickness on the X and some of the nuts were looser than I like. I checked the other wheels and some nuts were looser than I really like (by a lot). I was the last person to put the wheels on and I am amazed at how loose they were. Maybe it is the way they are studs from the outside versus what I am used to from the back but I am sooooooooo glad I checked the rest.

I have a 89 Cherokee, 96 Ford Ranger and (wife) 2000 Sunfire and I have never had this issue on any of these.

I suggest you all check your NUTS, for safety sake.


Aaron Gregory
Columbus, OH
FX 19
checked, and all nuts were loose. I have studs and nuts on mine. I think the problem was the threads were nice and clean and I use to put oil on them also. being a bit too slippery they had a tendency to work loose.I had not however torque them either, but think the oil was the main reason. I don't think that it is generally accepted to oil the studs. Keep them clean but dry.
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 3:33 pm

June 21st, 2008, 3:30 pm #9

Check your lug nuts.

I am the only person that works (ever) on my vehicles. I have never had this issue until tonight. I was just checking my brake pad thickness on the X and some of the nuts were looser than I like. I checked the other wheels and some nuts were looser than I really like (by a lot). I was the last person to put the wheels on and I am amazed at how loose they were. Maybe it is the way they are studs from the outside versus what I am used to from the back but I am sooooooooo glad I checked the rest.

I have a 89 Cherokee, 96 Ford Ranger and (wife) 2000 Sunfire and I have never had this issue on any of these.

I suggest you all check your NUTS, for safety sake.


Aaron Gregory
Columbus, OH
FX 19
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Dayton Tom
1974 X1/9

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Joined: May 17th, 2008, 5:05 am

June 21st, 2008, 6:31 pm #10

Check your lug nuts.

I am the only person that works (ever) on my vehicles. I have never had this issue until tonight. I was just checking my brake pad thickness on the X and some of the nuts were looser than I like. I checked the other wheels and some nuts were looser than I really like (by a lot). I was the last person to put the wheels on and I am amazed at how loose they were. Maybe it is the way they are studs from the outside versus what I am used to from the back but I am sooooooooo glad I checked the rest.

I have a 89 Cherokee, 96 Ford Ranger and (wife) 2000 Sunfire and I have never had this issue on any of these.

I suggest you all check your NUTS, for safety sake.


Aaron Gregory
Columbus, OH
FX 19
I rushed out to check the wheels. The bolts are still tight but I notice that one bolt on each wheel has a thick washer shaped like a deep dish. The strange thing is that only ONE bolt has it on each wheel, not all of them. Actually I did notice it before but thought that's the way it is. Now this reminder got me really think about it. Anything out of the ordinary here?
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