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Old 07-10-2002, 00:46   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Check your nuts!!

I had my car serviced by a well known Sydney Ford dealer on Friday. Since then have noticed increasing knocking scraping sounds coming from front wheels. Today I notice two wheel nuts missing from left hand front wheel, it's Wednesday. On inspection front wheel nuts can be loosened by hand both left and right. I've had words to the dealer about this. But just thought I should share the story. Not happy. Dave.
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Old 07-10-2002, 01:07   #2 (permalink)
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Wouldn't think so.
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Old 07-10-2002, 01:18   #3 (permalink)
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That's what you get when you take your car to the dealer
I do all the servicing myself. OF course not everyone has the time to do that.
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Yeah I've known ppl who do their own servicing to make mistakes too - me included, although I've never had a wheel come off.

Lucky you found out before something serious became of it - lucky for the dealer too!!! I trust he is bowing and scraping to you as he certainly should be.

What do you drive Dave?
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I check my nuts every morning, and usually they are both there, but the state of this shyte melbourne weather lately and working outdoors, you're bound to lose them some time or another
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Old 07-10-2002, 02:30   #6 (permalink)
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I took my car in for a service and they actually found loose wheel nuts when removing wheels. I also had a xd Fairmont in for a service a few years back at a mobil garage in Sydney. Had my girlfriend pick it up and as she drove down the road it clunked away. She took it back and they had not refilled the oil!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bastards! It takes me an hour to get to my mechanic but at least I know I can trust him!
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Not Good!

Remends me of my 1st car., vh valiant where i forgot to put nuts back on!

Wheels fell off going down drummond street in carlton!

Luckly they jammed under arches and no damage!

God i miss that tank!
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Will some one pleaseeeeeeeee change the title of this thread!!!
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Mate, thats no good. Some times dealers are known to go the other extreame do up the wheel nuts so bloody tight that the studs have to be cut.

Might sound silly but i check my wheel nuts just incase comming from a tyre shop or dealer.
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I've had mine overtighted by a dealer. Luck the next door neighbour had a strong wheel brace as the AU one starts flexing if you apply too much force.
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