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Broken wheel studs...
So my dad and I are driving home from work in the 2000 F-350 7.3 Dually (We work at the same place) last Friday when all of a sudden we hear a "SNAP!" in the front end it wasnt that loud but loud enough we both herd it over the radio and the engine. (we were in town going 25-30 MPH) I pulled over imeditaly to check it. Thinking it was the 4x4 acting up i locked in my hubs and threw it in 4 wheel. Drove about 4 miles down the road then the truck started shaking Violently and viberating like a son of a B****.... pull over again. check every thing over again, unlock the hubs take it out of 4 wheel. Drove about 10 miles going about 35 in a 55. The shaking got worse and worse.. then my old man rolled down the window and stuck his head out to see my hubcap missing and my passanger front wheel wobbeling... Well two studs next to each other broke off and the other 6 lugs were held on by about 3 turns. I did a break job 3 months ago and i torqed to the proper 148 foot pounds that the book showed and then again after 100 miles.
I did a further investigation while I replaced all 8 studs and noticed that one of the studs that broke was once replaced also with a new lug nut. I guess thats what you expect when your the 4th owner of a truck with 280,000 miles
So I guess im wondering if anyone has ever had an issue like this before?
2000 7.3l F-350 CCLB DRW
1983 F-250 6.9l
Last edited by Jake.; 01-07-2013 at 04:26 AM.