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#1 fiesta159

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:00 PM

hello there i own a mk4 fiesta 1.25 i was travelling down the road the other day at approximatley 85mph and my rear wheel fell of i cannot see the reason why it fell of i checked the wheel nuts a couple of days before and they where fine i was just wandering if anyone else has experianced this and knows what the cause is cheers

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#2 taffg

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:44 PM

hello there i own a mk4 fiesta 1.25 i was travelling down the road the other day at approximatley 85mph and my rear wheel fell of i cannot see the reason why it fell of i checked the wheel nuts a couple of days before and they where fine i was just wandering if anyone else has experianced this and knows what the cause is cheers


there shouldnt be any reason for a road wheel to fall off, i hope you didnt do too much damage. when fitting the wheel ensure that it fits evenly on the hub, especially on the centre hole, the wheel nut studs are right handed (right hand thread) so as the wheel is spinning during forward motion the nut will naturally stay tight on the thread. check your studs for any thread damage, use a torque wrench to ensure the threads will take the load of a correctly torqued nut. sorry i cant help with the falling off part!

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:34 PM

[quote name='fiesta159' timestamp='1299437405' post='117213']
hello there i own a mk4 fiesta 1.25 i was travelling down the road the other day at approximatley 85mph and my rear wheel fell of i cannot see the reason why it fell of i checked the wheel nuts a couple of days before and they where fine i was just wandering if anyone else has experianced this and knows what the cause is cheers

85MPH should'nt be going that fast anyway

#4 btmaldon

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:43 PM

If you were doing 85mph, how comes your still alive to tell the tale? I would have thought that the car would have been written off as a result at least.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 04:58 PM

hello there i own a mk4 fiesta 1.25 i was travelling down the road the other day at approximatley 85mph and my rear wheel fell of i cannot see the reason why it fell of i checked the wheel nuts a couple of days before and they where fine i was just wandering if anyone else has experianced this and knows what the cause is cheers



Pictures would help to be honest, thats if there is anything left of the rear arch. If the wheel has fell off I would expect its a problem with the studs or nuts used. A friend of mine had used steel wheel nuts when he upgraded to alloys, needless to say he made a big mess of his wheel arch when the wheel came flying off which was a shame as he had a mint Rover vitesse


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