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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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Lost 6 of 8 lugnuts and studs? How did this happen?

1 ton van, 2006. Had brakes done 28,000 miles ago. Technician gets back and states "The truck is vibrating since I left the job site" took the wheel cover off to find this:





Can anybody explain how that would have happened? No lug nuts were in between the wheel cover and the rim. Did the company who did the brakes on this only put on two lug nuts, and they held for almost 30,000?

This truck drove fine to the job site, was there 6 hours (out of view of the tech for most of the time) and then wobbled on the way home. Did somebody really gank 6 lug nuts?
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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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did the studs break or are they missing?
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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:19 PM   #3
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did the studs break or are they missing?
broke
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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #4
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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #5
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hammered em on with a super impact gun and then it was driven like a work van. (worse than like you stole it)
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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #6
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sounds like they were put on either too tight, or not tight enough. i've had the same thing happen when i worked at firestone years ago. we we're required to use those stupid torque sticks on our impact guns. lugs weren't tight enough on this ford truck and sure enough guy came back missing a wheel and broken studs. never again will i use torque sticks to put wheels on.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #7
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if they would have fell out they would have been laying in the cover when he pulled it off.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #8
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Old April 26th, 2011, 02:07 PM   #9
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