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Tightening a nut too much

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Asked by: Jane Munoz

What happens if you over tighten a nut?

Everyone who has ever worked with fasteners has accidentally messed one up at some point. One of the most damaging ways to do that is by over-tightening, or over torquing the fastener. This can result in stripping screws, snapping screw heads and damaging pre-tapped threading.

How tight should a nut be?

The nut on the spindle should be tightened until snug, with no side-to-side play in the hub and then backed off, about a quarter of a turn. The nut finger should be tight until the castle nut or cotter pin is used.

How do you get a nut off that is too tight?

Quote from video: Use a 6-sided wrench or socket. If the bolt still won't break free consider using a tool extender to added torque just be careful not to break off the head of the bolt.

Can you over tighten lug nuts by hand?

Can you over-tighten your lug nuts by hand? Sure you can. If it’s not just your car that’s jacked up. If you have the necessary muscle, you could tighten the nuts more than the specifications call for.

How do you know if a bolt is too tight?

Quote from video: The bolt isn't even wanting to move or do anything so all you simply got to do is just start turning it up i don't even need to read the dial. I could just sit here and keep.

Can you over tighten a wheel bearing nut?

No. Over tightening won’t put more of a strain on the bearings in this sort of design. You should’ve torqued those nuts down quite a bit.

How much do you tighten a wheel bearing nut?

Correct Torque Rating for a Trailer Wheel Spindle Nut The nut on the spindle should be tightened until snug, with no side-to-side play in the hub and then backed off slightly, about maybe a 1/8 of a turn. If the spindle uses a castle nut and cotter pin or tang nut, tighten the nut finger tight until it…

Will heating a bolt loosen it?

Torch Your Stuck Bolt

Using a flame to loosen the bolt. Now heat the bolt and nut. Put the flame directly over the stuck part, or the part you can get to safely. Heat it for 30 seconds or so and it should free up easily.

Does WD 40 help loosen bolts?

So, how do you free a rusted, stuck, or seized bolt? If the bolt is stuck in place because of rust, you can use a bolt loosening spray such as WD-40 Penetrant Spray. This penetrating oil provides deep lubrication to loosen the nut or screw.

How do you remove a nut that keeps spinning?

Heat the nut with a hair dryer to expand the metal. While the nut is still warm, finagle it with a wrench. Try to tighten or loosen the nut. When the metal cools, the nut will contract.

Does it matter if you torque the nut or bolt?

In many situations you can apply torque to either the nut or the bolt head. Both will result in a tight connection and neither will avoid breakage more often (that occurrence can be avoided through other means). In certain circumstances, however, you will need to torque one and not the other.

What is snug tight torque?

Snug-tight is the condition that exists when all of the plies in a connection have been pulled into firm contact by the bolts in the joint and all of the bolts in the joint have been tightened sufficiently to prevent the removal of the nuts without the use of a wrench.

Is tightening torque the same as loosening torque?

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What happens if the vice handle is over tightened?

Never over tighten standard engineer’s vice, by either hitting the handle with a mallet, or by applying too much hand pressure. This can damage the vice. Also, at the end of the working day, untighten the handle a couple of turns. The reason for this, is that it releases pressure on the thread and nut.

How hard should lug nuts be torqued?

The optimum torque value for your car or mounted rims can be found in the vehicle manual. It depends on the car model, rim size, design (aluminium or steel rims) and number of bolts. It is normally between 110 N⋅m and 120 N⋅m.

Can you over tighten lug nuts with breaker bar?

The mechanic explained that sometimes lug nuts are highly over-torqued because all shops use impact gun to tighten them, but does not cause any problems as long as they are opened using an impact wrench. Also, my mechanic explained that using a breaker bar (like below) in over-torqued situations can damage the studs.