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Can lug nuts be too tight?

aztekgirlaztekgirl Posts: 3
edited November 2015 in Jeep
I went to a garage with a complaint that the front drivers side lug nuts were loose. They tightened those and all the others, too. Now something in the back is making a horrible noise. Almost feels like a balloon ready to pop - shocks possibly making too much noise - it wasn't making this noise until they did the tightening. Thoughts, please. Thanks.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 128,008
    edited November 2015
    aztekgirl said:

    I went to a garage with a complaint that the front drivers side lug nuts were loose. They tightened those and all the others, too. Now something in the back is making a horrible noise. Almost feels like a balloon ready to pop - shocks possibly making too much noise - it wasn't making this noise until they did the tightening. Thoughts, please. Thanks.

    Did they tighten them with an air wrench? Or, did they use a torque wrench and tighten by hand?

    What car do you have?

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  • Torque wrench by hand - 2007 Jeep Compass
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 128,008
    aztekgirl said:

    Torque wrench by hand - 2007 Jeep Compass

    If that's the case, can't imagine what they could have done. Did they remove any of the wheels, or just tighten the lugs?

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