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How to Replace Wheel Lug Nuts

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Lug Nut
Tools
  • Floor Jack
  • Ball Peen Hammer
Difficulty

Easy

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Steps

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Secure the vehicle on a solid level surface to ensure that it does not roll or lean when raised.
2
Break the lug nuts loose but do not remove. Using a floor jack, raise up the front of the vehicle.
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3
Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
4
Remove the lugs nuts. Inspect the threads on the wheel studs.
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5
Install the new lug nuts by hand making sure they thread properly.
6
Tighten each lug nut in a star pattern. Lower the vehicle to the ground and torque the lug nuts to the manufacturer's specifications.
7
Road test the vehicle to verify lug nut repair.
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