GM Prizm/Nova 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Wheels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. If using a lug wrench, loosen the lug nuts before raising the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Wheel nut tightening sequence

  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
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  3. Remove the lug nuts and wheel from the vehicle.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Install the wheel and hand tighten the lug nuts until they are snug.
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  3. Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts EVENLY to 76 ft. lbs. in a criss-cross pattern.
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INSPECTION



Before putting on wheels, check for any cracks on wheels or enlarged mounting holes, remove any corrosion on the mounting surfaces with a wire brush. Installation of wheels without a good metal-to-metal contact at the mounting surface can cause wheel nuts to loosen. Recheck the wheel nuts after 1,000 miles of driving.

 
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