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Never Put Washers Under Lug Nuts shorts

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Never Put Washers Under Lug Nuts shorts

Created on: 2020-12-22

If you have a lug nut that won't quite tighten all the way on a stud, you may be tempted to fill the gap with washers. Dont! Andy explains why in this short.

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It's never a good idea to hack anything to do with your wheels or your lug nuts. That's what we're gonna talk about in this video.

The reason why you don't want to use washers under a lug nut when torqueing down a wheel. It's gonna loosen up. And that's not gonna be safe for the driver, or anyone driving around the vehicle. The tire could fly off and hurt someone.

For whatever reason, whoever was working on this vehicle last, they put washers underneath the lug nuts right here and right here. At one point, this vehicle had these lug nuts this loose while it was going down the road like that, and that's how that wore out. And to make up for it, they took the washers. Put the washers on so they could tighten down the lug nuts. Now, that's not safe because you're not gonna be able to torque the wheel down properly with these, or even the other lug nuts. So, this vehicle needs a new wheel, new studs, and new lug nuts. Make sure you torque down that wheel so this doesn't happen. And definitely don't use washers.

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