Flyer5 wrote:A vehicle should never leave a shop without using a torque wrench on the nuts. I hate when they over tighten them as well.
And if you think a tire dealer knows this, you are wrong. I had new tires put on my car a month ago, at a company with 18 locations in Maine and New Hampshire. The tech was very pleasant and seemed competent. WRONG! After about 2500 miles I began to notice vibration and slight pedal pulsation when braking. So two days ago I said, “DUH”, and got out my torque wrench. Specs for my car are 80 foot-pounds on the lug nuts. On each and every wheel, it took about 140-150 to loosen one nut, about 120 to loosen the opposite one, about 80 for another and 50 for another. So the tech was a moron, but at least he was a consistent moron. I'd like to know how he managed that.
I’m hoping I caught the rotor damage early enough to save them. They already feel better when braking.
I came across this article on the internet, some of which was a surprise to me, especially the part about rotors NOT warping from heat. Don’t know if it is all accurate, but they sound like they know what they are talking about. Parts 1, 2, and 3:http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/arti ... ls?id=1787http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/arti ... ls?id=1722http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/arti ... ls?id=1492