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Lug studs breaking

(1999 Ford Expedition)
in Norwich, CT on November 27, 2010
how can I fix the problem with the lug studs breaking this is the second time and I have babies that go in to this car
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on November 27, 2010
You could have the lug bolts replaced with new ones. If the studs have been breaking, I think they must have been overtorqued (not uncommon from inpact-wrench addled mechanics who don't use their tools carefully), or they have been damaged by removing the lugnuts forcefully when the studs and nuts are corroded together. You need to find a shop where the technicians are smart enough to use a torque wrench to do the tightening instead of an impact wrench set on 'HIGH'. You can ask the boss about how they torque the lugnuts in his shop.
I always use AntiSieze lubricant on the studs and a torquewrench to tighten the lugs. Never a problem with my method.....
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on December 19, 2010
how do i remove and replace front lug
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