Last post on Dec 06, 2011 at 6:05 AM
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Hyundai Elantra, Tires, Wheels, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#46 of 48 Re: Wheel studs [cpo1990]
May 18, 2011 (2:18 am)
Someone likely over-torque the lug nuts and stretched the studs to a point near breakage. Removing the lug nuts was merely the straw that broke the camels back.
#47 of 48 Re: Wheel studs [capriracer]
May 18, 2011 (8:18 am)
capriracer: Thanks for the input. Your the second person that has said this. I took the first broken wheel stud to a machine shop and they said the same thing. If anyone reading this has had this problem, please post it. Again, thanks. Larry
#48 of 48 Re: Wheel studs [cpo1990]
Dec 06, 2011 (6:05 am)
My wife owns a 2001 Elantra. We kept hearing a clicking noise in rear wheel while braking. Discovered that some of the wheel nuts were bottoming out on the stud (it is a "closed nut") before 80 lb torque was reached. This condition left the hub a little bit loose. I consider this to be a dangerous condition. It could also be what has led to some bolts wringing off since now every blow of the air wrench is transferred perfectly to the bolt with zero slippage of the nut on the bolt.
I intend to pursue this with Hyundai. At this point I am tempted to grind off a few thousandths from each bolt, but first want to see if Hyundai has a fix.