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97 GT Wagon another lesson re-learned
Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:10 PM
Got it home into the garage, grabbed the 19mm socket and went to put it onto the lug nut to check the size. Spun it by hand Checked the rest all loose or finger tight. When I bought car I had the local Goodyear shop put on a set of Eagles. Looked at the wheel where the lug nuts ride, you can see some shiny rubbing and stud thread lines on the thru hole of the wheel. I guess hitting the pot hole like rail crossing shifted the already loose wheel. Tightened up the lug nuts, noise went away so far. Checked the other wheels, backs were torqued to spec, a couple of the other side fronts were loose also.
Lesson, If you want it done right do it yourself, or at least double check the "professional" you pay to do the job.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:58 PM
If I were you I'd call the manager of that Goodyear shop and let him know what happened. They owe you one.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:19 PM
Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:10 AM
Gave the Gt Wagon to daughter after she drove her Escort Wagon home 4 hours with what sounds like a bad rod knock
She called me yesterday, and said there was banging from the same drivers front side that came loose on the wife. Told her to tighten and check lugnuts frequently.
Is there anyway to clean up the wheel taper where the nuts tighten the wheel down? Replace the lugnuts? Ideas ?
Anyone know of a good indy shop in Binghamton/Johnson City New York?
Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:38 AM
i'm not sure why they're known to come loose, but they do. a good clean up of the hub, wheel mating surface and chasing the threads of the studs and lugs with taps/dies would probably be my first step.
are the studs/lugs compromised from the first time they came loose?
Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:49 AM
Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:13 AM
Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:03 AM
I am with grossgary in wondering if the studs or lugnuts got damaged the first time they came loose... if the wheel was moving around you may want to replace those if they weren't replaced by the shop when you confronted them (I hope you did!) about not tightening them
Same thought........take your car and your complaint back to the store that sold you the tires. Show the manager the problem. There is a good chance that your road wheel has been damaged from the lug nut not being properly tightened. When loose, it allows the loose road wheel to start reaming out the lug nut holes on your wheel. What results is extra large lug nut holes that won't properly mount the wheel to the car. Suggest you hold the store liable for the damage, and have them replace the road wheel, and any lug studs that are damaged. This is assuredly not the first time the store has seen this problem, so don't let them tell you this has never happened before. They have to know better.
Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:43 PM
They are the original lugnuts. I drove it for months with no issue. I do torque these down to 75 ftlbs with a torque wrench. Start the nuts by hand, tighten in a star pattern, till tight @ torque. Drop off the jack final torque check.
I am going to send daughter new lugnuts and an appropriate breaker bar and socket. Have her boyfriend replace them and tighten as tight as he can.
Sort of why I asked about shops in that area, would rather rely on a trained mechanic, or even tire guy to torque the nuts, instead of the boyfriend.
Binghamton NY , anyone?
Maybe I'll have to take the wifes new to us 2008 Outback 2.5i for a weekend trip soon.
Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:58 PM
Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:29 PM
He did buy a set of 15" tires off of me for winter a few years ago. I'll have to ask him if he has the same issue with both sets.
Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:15 PM
Any leads to a good shop in Binghamton NY.? 8 hour round trip is an awful long time for a 15 min job.
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