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Old 07-12-2005, 08:13 AM   #4
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2002 VUE 2.2L
Default Re: Torque on wheel bearing bolts

I've never had to replace bearings *knocks on wood*... they just back off normally. I believe they are putting something on the new ones from the factory, but this was an issue with early VUEs.

If at 65ft/lb you are able to accelerate smoothly and idle in traffic without it bucking, you should be fine. When those bolts get loose - this bucking action will begin, and it will escalate (if you don't stop or push the clutch in on manuals) to the point that the tach will start moving with it. At this point, people for a 1/4 mile radius will forever think you are a drunk, or a manual n00b.


2012 Mercedes Benz C250 Sport Sedan
2008 smart fortwo Passion Coupe 8/28/2008 - 3/12/2012
2002 VUE FWD4m - Gone but not forgotten. 5/14/2002 - 10/31/2011


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