Whoa, no reputable tire installer should ever shear off even one stud, never mind three! They should only use powered wrenches to remove wheels, never to install them. Sounds like a massive over-torque occurred repeatedly by the use of a powered wrench. Shearing off three studs with a torque wrench is highly unlikely unless the car was a total rust bucket.I just has a TPMS sensor go out in my FXT and I let DT replace it. Their sensors are not OEM, but they’re much cheaper then OEM. Like $58/ea vs $115.
TPMS system was fine after that. DT shearing 3 wheel studs clean off was not fine. Turned into an entire day ordeal.
Well then, that's probably not the fault of the tire dealer. I've never heard of studs shearing off on removal unless there was severe rust, but you said that was not the case. Very unusual.The 3 studs sheared upon REMOVAL.
And last outfit to do a rotate was the Subaru dealer here. No rust issues in CO here. Very dry.
Yep. I use one.There are devices called torque extensions. These are extensions for impact wrenches that are torsion bars that limit the torque applied to the lug nut. Except for being thinner in diameter and usually colored (color indicating torque) they look no different than normal extensions. All the tire shops I've been to have used these. They'd kinda be nuts not to.
Thank you for the opportunity at your business, TheKroko!If you chose a "Tire & Wheel" package from Discount Tire with TPMS included, what sensors does DiscountTire use? Are they clonable to the existing OEM sensors?
My Discount Tire always uses a torque wrench.Man I dont think ive ever seen a tire installer at discount tire or pep boys use a torque wrench whem changing my tires - they just zipped on the lugs. Something to pay attention to though as I plan on getting some new shoes.
Hiya, just be aware that the Ascent has different torque specs.and have always adhered to the 80ft lb rule with high dollar SnapOn torque wrenches and never had an issue.
FWIW: 89 lb ft (120Nm, 12kgfm) is what's specified on page 480 in the pdf manual.
- 89 lb-ft torque (but ignore this spec - it's factory torque down, not user)
Yes, I covered that, and why. A wheel nut wrench with a mechanism to measure the specified torque pretty much is a torque wrench of one sort or another. 😉FWIW: 89 lb ft (120Nm, 12kgfm) is what's specified on page 480 in the pdf manual.
It adds the note:
"This torque is equivalent to applying approximately 88 to 110 lbf (40 to 50 kgf) at the end of the wheel nut wrench. If you have tightened the wheel nuts by yourself, have the tightening torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility as soon as possible. For the wheel nut tightening procedure, refer to “Changing a flat tire” FP406."
As measured on a torque wrench, 88-110 lb-ft torque.