How tight should lug nuts be torqued?
The general rule for steel wheel lug nut torque is usually around 80ft/lb, and for aluminum wheels it is around 100ft/lb, this being said you still need to check on the manufacturer’s specifications. Drive safe and secure, get your wheels checked.
How do I know what to torque my lug nuts to?
Attach each lug nut by hand, and then use a manual torque wrench to tighten until you hear the ‘click’ sound that indicates you’ve reached the right amount of torque. The number—usually in the 75-100 lb-ft range—should be easy to locate in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
Does Haynes manual have torque specs?
When it is necessary to specify a torque value for a particular fastener, Haynes will provide it in either foot-pounds (ft-lbs.) or inch-pounds (in-lbs.). One foot-pound of torque is equivalent to 12 inch-pounds of torque. Torque values below approximately 15 ft-lbs.
Do you lower car before tightening lug nuts?
Work in a criss cross pattern, tightening the nut that is almost directly opposite from the nut that you just tightened. This will ensure that the stress is applied to the wheel evenly as the or bolts are tightened. Step 4: Lower the car. Lower the car off of the jack or jack stands and set the parking brake.
Do you need to zero a torque wrench?
Anyone working in torque will have been taught to wind their torque wrench back to zero after every use. Certainly, if the wrench is wound back at all it should not be adjusted below the minimum scale marking (usually 20% of maximum) – never to zero as this can adversely affect the calibration of the wrench.
Where can I find torque specs for my vehicle?
The torque specs for the axle nut (and other nuts and bolts) should be listed in the dealership/shop guide provided by the manufacturer. If you can’t find that information, or if you don’t have a guide, you can find the specs in the service manual.
Should I torque my lug nuts in the air?
It’s all good. You won’t be able to torque them in the air. The tires will spin as they have no resistance. If using your home jack, tighten the nuts by hands or tool.