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  Reply # 952397 15-Dec-2013 00:54
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RunningMan:
coolcat21:
RunningMan: Doubt they'd help you there - do you have any sort of wheel brace in your car?


the one that came with the car yep


Check to see if it's the same size as the nuts you have fitted, and you should be able to use that to undo and replace one nut. They need to be done up reasonably tight by hand, but if you're thinking of standing on the wheel brace, that's too tight!


Oh wait, so you're saying that once I get the replacement nut, I can just replace it using the factory wheel brace WITHOUT jacking up the car ?
Cause I thought I saw somewhere where they taught you to loosen up the nuts abit, then jack the car up and untorque them completely , and to put them back on it's the other way round - torque while jacked up and then tighten when put down.

If replacing just 1 nut , i can do it the easy way ?

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  Reply # 952424 15-Dec-2013 07:12
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That's correct, assuming two things:

1) You only undo the one nut

2) Your wheel brace is the right size.

The reason you are taught that way is assuming you are removing the wheel entirely. You loosen the nuts a little first, because with the car on the ground it stops the wheel spinning around like it will when jacked up, so it's easier. Same when doing the final tighten - much easier if the wheel can't turn around. When putting the wheel on with the car in the air, you need to tighten the nuts in the cross type pattern so that it pulls the wheel on to the hub straight, and accurately centres it, and get them firm enough so that it doesn't move when you lower it down for the final tighten.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 952435 15-Dec-2013 09:21
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Get your tyre guy to zip it on for you. 2 minute job and he's unlikely to charge you.

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  Reply # 952447 15-Dec-2013 10:02
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coolcat21: Can they help me torque it to the wheel ? I'm pretty useless at that, have yet to learn (i'm lazy, I just call the AA if i have a flat tyre lolz)


I think it's time coolcat21 learnt to do some basic tasks. The AA man won't always be available just when you want him.

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  Reply # 952763 15-Dec-2013 22:12
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You could always make it an adventure and drive to your carparts place without going on the motorway. There will be an alternative route, believe it it or not.

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  Reply # 953684 17-Dec-2013 12:47
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allex is similar to a corolla so just rock up to your nearest toyota shop ?

three nuts is fine !

my old citroen gs only had three nuts per wheel and they never fell off.



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  Reply # 953687 17-Dec-2013 12:52
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ilovemusic: allex is similar to a corolla so just rock up to your nearest toyota shop ?

three nuts is fine !

my old citroen gs only had three nuts per wheel and they never fell off.



Just my paranoia kicking in lol.

Got it off toyota galorez yesterday. Thx guys.

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