Originally Posted by HiCap
Thanks for the information. In the past I had mechanics over torgue my wheels so I could not change a flat. As soon as I get home from having new tires put on a car, I check the torque and make sure I can remove the wheels with the tools that come with the vehicle. Auto tranmission drain plugs (chevy pickup) that could not be removed without damaging the pan. It may be over-kill, but I always use my torgue wrench.
Even torqued correctly I've had that problem. I knew they were torqued correctly because my father and I used the torque wrench ourselves.
The problem is often rust on the lugs and on the hub, basically trying to rust itself attached to the car.
We always use a grease.... I can't remember the name of it... its got grey metal mixed in with it so it looks silver colored, almost like paint. We put that on the lugs and on the back of the hub to prevent the problem then torque the bugger down tight.