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I haven't heard of this problem before and I wanted to share it.<p>The front end of my '04 R with over 100,000 miles was shaking this week and it felt like the front wheels were out of balance. Seems the lug nuts were "stretched" resulting in a loosening of the wheels. Indeed, the tech showed me that the threading was worn smooth on a number of them and they needed to be replaced. <p>FYI, the Volvo dealer parts department charged me about $7.00 each for S60R chrome-plated replacement lug nuts. However, a local auto parts store will charge about $1.25 for standard lug nuts. I bit the bullet but you can find similar non-Volvo chrome lug nuts on line for a few dollars less.<p>Next time you change or rotate tires, look closely at the threading.<br>JRC
 

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There wasn't any imminent danger. They simply indicated that one of the wheels needed to be put on tighter than the current lug nuts permitted and I don't gamble with safety. The service rep said that it wasn't the first time they'd seen lug nut "stretching" as it is called.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by JimiRayClapton at 2:56 PM 7-19-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JimiRayClapton</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There wasn't any imminent danger. They simply indicated that one of the wheels needed to be put on tighter that the current lug nuts allowed and I don't gamble with safety. The service rep said that it wasn't the first time they'd seen lug nut "stretching" as it is called.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Who did the previous rotation? Sounds like the one wheel was not properly torqued.
 

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Tire purchases and rotations have been done at Town Fair Tire, a chain referred to me twenty years ago by Volvo. They've serviced my 240 DL, 850 and now my S60R. Aside from long queues to get into the service bay, I've never had a problem with them.
 

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Please remind me of the torque on the lugs? Is it 95lbs?
 

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Re: S60R lug nut problem (JimiRayClapton)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JimiRayClapton</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">FYI, the Volvo dealer parts department charged me about $7.00 each for S60R chrome-plated replacement lug nuts.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Are those the two-piece ones? My lug bolts were seizing, so I cleaned off the threads on the bolts and also in the holes. Seems to be a good bit better. But, I did see those updated two-piece bolts and liked the idea. Although, $7 adds up pretty quickly!
 

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I'm having problems with vibration too and it got temporarily better after a balancing but it came back within a day, I wonder if it could be something like this. I'll have to check it out, thanks for posting this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Yeah, I've got a strange vibration up around 60 mph. If it doesn't go away after the clutch/transmission work I'm getting, might have to bite the bullet and order new bolts... :-/
 

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Re: S60R lug nut problem (StarmanDXE)

No Starman, they're one-piece items. Part number is 9485474-2 according to the Volvo invoice from the parts dept.
 
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