GM Storm/Spectrum 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Wheels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Apply the parking brake and block the opposite wheel.
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  3. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, place the selector lever in P . If equipped with a manual transaxle, place the transaxle in reverse.
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  5. If equipped, remove the wheel cover.
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  7. Loosen the lug nuts.
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  9. Raise the vehicle until the tire is clear of the ground.
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  11. Remove the lug nuts, tire and wheel assembly.
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To install:
  1. Make sure the wheel, brake drum or hub mating surfaces and the wheel lug studs are clean and free of all foreign material.
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  3. Position the wheel on the hub or drum and hand-tighten the lug nuts. Tighten all the lug nuts in a criss-cross pattern, until they are snug.
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  5. Lower the vehicle until the wheel touches the ground. Tighten the lug nuts in a criss-cross pattern to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm) on the Spectrum and 87 ft. lbs. (118 Nm) on the Storm. Always use a torque wrench to tighten the lug nuts, to prevent warping the disc brake rotors or brake drums, and to prevent stretching the wheel studs.
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INSPECTION



Check the wheels for any damage. They must be replaced if they are bent, dented, heavily rusted, have elongated bolt holes, or have excessive lateral or radial run-out. Wheels with excessive run-out may cause a high-speed vehicle vibration.

Replacement wheels must be of the same load capacity, diameter, width, offset and mounting configuration as the original wheels. Using the wrong wheels may affect wheel bearing life, ground and tire clearance, or speedometer and odometer calibrations.

 
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