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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2002, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Flirting with Death(the K10 not me)

RJ already knows this story and has laughed heartily at me

yeah, i put in glow plugs and did some other stuff to it today. so i was driving it around town and heard a scraping noise, sounded like my brake pads, so i figured i just needed new ones, well im going out to our farm to grab some metal, and bring it back into town, al of a sudden one side of the truck got real lose. look out the window at the front driver tire, looked like i have wide offset rims(I DONT!!!) anyway i got out, and looked, no lug nuts, SON OF A BITCH!!!!! so got a ride to town from a guy i know, them me and my dad took a jack out there, and some lug nuts, and i got it back to town. then i drove around in my S-10 and found 5 of the 6 lugnuts. one lug completely broke off, and turns out the scraping noise was my rim on the caliper [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] my dad said i got lucky as hell the truck didnt fall of the rim. anyway, just thought you guys would want a good laugh.

then a question for ya too, i just pull the disc of then i can put in a new lug right?
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You have to press the stud out of the rotor, well, you may be able to pound them out with a BFH. What did you do? Not tighten them or what?

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well those center caps i have, when i took the front tires off when we painted, i didnt mess with them, and i tightened them back up with the crappy lug wrench that the truck came with. and i thought they were tight, but i guess it was just slipping of the end of the nuts. cuz it wasnt all the way on due to the center caps [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] im definatly gonna remove them everytime now.
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hmm, everyone must be laughing to hard to post [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] i figured RJ would jump on the opportunity to public humiliate me [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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I just did the front brakes on my truck.

You need to press the lugs in and out of the hub.
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You can beat the lug out with a good sized hammer. To put it in without a press, line up the splines, hit it in as much as you can and then put a lug nut on it and tighten it, pulling the lug through... or you could take it to the local machine shop and they'll press the old one out and the new one in for you.
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