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Old 02-11-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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On my 93 lx 2 of the bolts on the back passenger side wheel snapped off. Does anybody know what the cause of this would be? All the other rods on all the other wheels are fine its just that one rim that they broke off of. Someone said the rim could be bad. Is that true? And I know this is the gt section and this is an lx but I don't know where else to post it.
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On my 93 lx 2 of the bolts on the back passenger side wheel snapped off. Does anybody know what the cause of this would be? All the other rods on all the other wheels are fine its just that one rim that they broke off of. Someone said the rim could be bad. Is that true? And I know this is the gt section and this is an lx but I don't know where else to post it.
If your LX is a V8, then you are in the correct forum.
If not, it doesn't matter this time because your question pertains to something that could happen to all models.


I had something similar to that happen years ago on an old 429 CJ Torino I owned.
What happened was that the service station mechanic who installed my new tires, over tightened my lug nuts with an impact wrench. This stretched and weakened the studs which snapped off on me going down the road at 70 MPH. By the time heard the pings of the studs snapping off and felt the car start to wobble and slowed down and pulled over I only had 1 stud left on each front wheel holding them on. It scared the crap out of me and ruined both front wheels and brake rotors.


I don't think your rim is bad. Just make sure it is seated against the axle at the studs that broke to be sure.
You should probably replace "all" of your wheel studs just to be safe.
You never know what a previous owner or service station may have done when working with the tires and wheels.

Sometimes you can look closely at a stud and tell if they are stretched or not by observing the threads and the spacing between them, but that it not 100% reliable, so replacement would be your best option.
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Also have your rim inspected for damage from driving without those studs.
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