IV GOT A SHEERED BOLT IN MY BACK WHEEL IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE 12MILE TO GARAGE AND IS IT EXPENSIVE FIX

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  • colinmiller
  • 1996 Vauxhall Vectra

Ive just sheered a bolt in my back left wheel is it safe to drive and is it expensive to fix

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 3:44 PM

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  • saturntech9
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So you have lug bolts instead of lug studs?As long as it didnt shear because of being cross threaded then it shouldn't be too costly to fix.I would get it fixed as soon as possible because now you have one less lug bolt then the car was designed for holding the wheel on.

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 3:53 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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For short distance driving you should be able to do it. Just ensure other bolts are torqued to specification.

Do not attempt high speed driving and hard cornerings.

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 6:46 PM

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