Just snapped my front wheel nut off

Submitted: Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 07:38
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G'day Everyone,

Just have a question regarding drivebility with 1 wheel nut snapped off. Was changing for new wheels/tyres this morning when 1 front wheel nut snapped off. It is on an old HJ60 so a 6 stud pattern. Can i get around for a few days or even at all? Thanks in advance. Pan.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 07:42

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 07:42
Yep no worries- as long as the rest arnt about to snap
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 11:27

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 11:27
5 out of 6 will keep you running.

When you get the replacements, don't forget to do them all at once, and I recommend doing all wheels too.

Bit of a pain to do them all, but they will all be pretty close to breaking.
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:31

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:31
For my 2 bobs worth I agree 100% with Gerhardp 1 change the lot, all wheels. I think a lot of blame for wheel stud/nut problems can be traced back to the tyre fitter and his rattle gun

Cheers Pop
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 15:00

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 15:00
No worries,

I once drove from Alice to Finke down the old road and back with 3. (in a HJ60) Might throw your balance out a little thats all.
Cheers
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Reply By: HENRI - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:15

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:15
no trouble at all
I had a wierd experience in the flinders,after spending the day on one of the private property 4WD,had started back down the road to Hawker.
Got back to the bitium and stopped to check out the vibration to find that rear offside wheel HAD NO NUTS AT ALL what held the wheel on I dont know
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Reply By: Ozboc - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 21:42

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 21:42
should be fine , but take into account the others may also be stressed , and if you were to have an accident - your insurance company may try to squirm there way out of any insurance claim as you have not kept your vehicle in a roadworthy state ... ( remember they go from manufacturers recommendations not common sense )

something to think about

Boc
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