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Old 06-12-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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Metal shavings while tightening my lugs?

Yesterday when I was putting my front wheels back on and I was tightening it, metal shavings kept showing up as I was tightening it. Why's this happening? Is it normal?
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to probably put the nuts in backwards
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You probably cross threaded the bolts
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Could I have put the nut on backwards...? I put my wheel on and than tightened them by hand first an they easily went on
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This sometimes happens because you're tightening it and the lug nuts are cheap. The wheel is shaving off the metal on the lug nut as you're tightening. If it comes out easy and tightens easy you didn't cross thread the bolts. If you did it's gone be hard to replace the bolt
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Could I have put the nut on backwards...? I put my wheel on and than tightened them by hand first an they easily went on
Then they aren't cross threaded scratch that
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Was there any anti seize on the studs? When it hardens it flakes off like shaving when you put a lug nut back on.
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Are they painted lug nuts? I got some cheap lugs and the black paint shredded right off the first time i put them on.
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Wow, so I think it's cuz I put them on backwards -_- I think it was from me tightening them and having the flat side of the nut cut into the surface under it -.-
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Oww! Did you strip the bolts?
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Oww! Did you strip the bolts?
Checking later tonight. I hope not
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If you did, and you check. You won't be able to tighten them back up you'd need a new stud maybe and lug nuts. Won't be safe safe driving like that
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If you did, and you check. You won't be able to tighten them back up you'd need a new stud maybe and lug nuts. Won't be safe safe driving like that
Yea, I'm hoping they're good worst come to worst, you know how much new studs are?
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$2-5 each at autozone. The hard part is getting them out
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$2-5 each at autozone. The hard part is getting them out
Than that's not too bad.. What's a good way to remove them?
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You'll need an impact gun first of all. I wouldn't recommend doing it yourself. It involves using a mallet to strike the old studs out. And if its the front wheels you might mess up your steering rack
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You'll need an impact gun first of all. I wouldn't recommend doing it yourself. It involves using a mallet to strike the old studs out. And if its the front wheels you might mess up your steering rack
Well my dads been a mechanic for 30 years so I'm sure hell be able to do it for me lol. He's got every tool you could think of haha
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Oh damn! Then it'll be cheap and easy! I payed $20 just to get one replaced because I didn't have an impact
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Oh damn! Then it'll be cheap and easy! I payed $20 just to get one replaced because I didn't have an impact
Dang dude that sucks . We have 3 in the toolbox.. Lol. He worked on tractor trailers for 10+ years
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You're lucky. All I got is a standard tool set (ratchets, sockets, wrenches) my drill, and misc. tools haha
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You're lucky. All I got is a standard tool set (ratchets, sockets, wrenches) my drill, and misc. tools haha
Limitation sucks
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studs are a piece of cake on our cars. just tap the old ones out with a hammer...use an impact, an open lug nut as a spacer, and either a closed or open lug nut to pull the stud through. i've had to replace them a few times and it's just a lot harder then it really is...just add some motor oil to the teeth on the new stud to help it pull through.
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studs are a piece of cake on our cars. just tap the old ones out with a hammer...use an impact, an open lug nut as a spacer, and either a closed or open lug nut to pull the stud through. i've had to replace them a few times and it's just a lot harder then it really is...just add some motor oil to the teeth on the new stud to help it pull through.
Exactly what you need to do. I could do it myself but no impact. And an immovable mustang shell in my only work area haha
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studs are a piece of cake on our cars. just tap the old ones out with a hammer...use an impact, an open lug nut as a spacer, and either a closed or open lug nut to pull the stud through. i've had to replace them a few times and it's just a lot harder then it really is...just add some motor oil to the teeth on the new stud to help it pull through.
Thanks for the how-to. Forgot to check last night what was up with them so doing it today after school. I hope it's all good.
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