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Old 04-17-2006, 07:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wheel lug nuts coming loose

Has anyone had this problem. My L/R wheel keeps coming loose. The lug nuts start coming loose after about 1 mile of driving. I swapped it to the right side and it happened to the same wheel. So I know it's something with the wheel, but I don't know what. I was told that I need to get new lug nuts that seat properly in the wheel, does this sound right, or do I need to start shopping for some new wheels. The car is a 67 Galaxie with drum brakes. Please help, I want to take it out for a cruise. Thanks in advance everyone.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wheel lug nuts coming loose

You didn't say it you had mag or regular steel wheels?

Swap the nuts from a "good" wheel to the bad wheel. That'll isolate the nuts a the problem or not.

You also didn't mention if the wheel was checked for out of round or bent...bumped into any curbs lately?
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wheel lug nuts coming loose

HI
You may need bigger lug nuts
Look close at the wheel the holes may be too big for the nuts you have ... if it came lose once it may have made the holes bigger. so you may need to get a new wheel as well.. If the holes are too big the nut locks down aginst the hub instad of the wheel and the wheel wiggles and comes lose cause its not tight..
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Wheel lug nuts coming loose

If you're using standard lug nuts, make sure you have the beveled edge towards the wheel or they will come loose.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wheel lug nuts coming loose

I had this exact same problem with the same wheel on my 65 mustang. I never had a problem with it on my magnum 500 steel wheels. But when I switched to my torque thrust 2's, the left rear wheel actually came off while I was test driving it down my driveway. After I replaced the rim with another one, the lugs still tried to back off. I just started checking them and tighting them before every drive. After a while they just stopped trying to come off. I don't know what was causing it. But it sure made me gun shy about checking the lugs before I take off in it now.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wheel lug nuts coming loose

Seems like the beveled edge of the lug not is tightening up against the drum man... If it does that, then no matter how tight they are the rim will knock things around and start backing the nut's off.... Go with a wheel nut with a thicker area contacting the rim bevel.

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Re: Wheel lug nuts coming loose

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Seems like the beveled edge of the lug not is tightening up against the drum man... If it does that, then no matter how tight they are the rim will knock things around and start backing the nut's off.... Go with a wheel nut with a thicker area contacting the rim bevel.

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Also depending on the style of the nut they may be too long?
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Re: Wheel lug nuts coming loose

studs may have been over tighten at one time , beyond yield point . replace lugs and studs. The dude with the shovel - CURTISJACKSON been digging up a lot of old post

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WHo the hell keeps dredging up these FOUR YEAR OLD threads?
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WHo the hell keeps dredging up these FOUR YEAR OLD threads?
Aint it a hoot?
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WHo the hell keeps dredging up these FOUR YEAR OLD threads?
Don't know if it was intentional or not, but more than one occasion I have come on this site and started reading what I thought was the most current post and suddenly realized they were several years old. Even though it said todays post.

Another glitch??
I press the backspace button on my keyboard and on occasion everything disappears.
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WHo the hell keeps dredging up these FOUR YEAR OLD threads?
going to look at the date and the post count . new dudes must search for something they can post about .
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I guess as soon as someone replies to these old posts it makes them show up as current again....Kinda crazy that you gotta look at the dates before you respond.
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Re: Wheel lug nuts coming loose

Like I said, diggin them up... I guess some folks get bored...
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