[s-cars] buggered wheel bolt

Tom Green trgreen at comcast.net
Sun Dec 7 16:26:45 EST 2003

> Original Message:

> Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 11:27:28 -0800 (PST)
> From: Theodore Chen <tedebearp at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [s-cars] buggered wheel bolt
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> last night, i discovered that one of the wheel bolts was badly 
> stripped.
> i knew something was up when my IR 2131 impact wrench had trouble 
> turning
> it, even at full blast.  i had to work it out with a breaker bar.
> it must have happened when i had a flat repaired earlier this year.  
> the
> tire monkey probaby used an impact wrench to put the bolt in.
> the bolt is pretty messed up, but i'm more worried about the threads in
> the hub (rear right corner).  there's a lot of metal in there, and i'm 
> not
> sure if the hub is damaged.  i'm trying to find a 14mm x 1.5 tap, 
> without
> any luck.
> if the threads are damaged, i'd have to helicoil them, and i don't 
> think
> it'll be easy to find a 14mm x 1.5 insert.
> ugh.
> -teddy

With all the s-cars being parted out, I would think you could replace 
the hub reasonably enough.  Might be a little added work in the 
change-out, but it would eliminate any issue with the bolts.

Tom '95 S6

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