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Peterjones

Alloy Wheel Nut / Cover Loose

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Hi,

My Fiesta has come back from the garage and the wheel nut covers now seem loose. One you could pull off. Made me think these must be pieces of metal covers over the actual nut.

Do these just push on in a certain way? I thought it was all one nut, however now seem like it is a cover over the nut which is underneath it.

This is mk7 Fiesta with standard alloys fitted. Any help would be grateful. I can't see why the garage has removed these caps / covers in the first place.

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They are very poor quality covers on the nut. They will split apart and fall off.

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Oh so they are a cover? I've never noticed before as when I have taken the wheel off before I've never taken the nut cover off.

Is there no way of "pushing" them back on to keep them tight?

Can you buy new covers or do you need new nuts?

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Have a dig around on eBay, there are quite a few sellers with nut covers available.

They're just simple push fit cosmetic touches.

Just make sure you order the right sizes.

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I super glued the one loose one we had on the SportKA and its been holding OK for the last two years.

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So if they are push on, then does that mean they have not been pushed on properly before? They wont pull off completely by hand when I pulled this morning, however they are sliding up and down.

I never knew they were covers, thought they were all part of the nut.

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I think there are two types of Ford alloy wheel nut as we found on my son's Mk6 Fiesta when we changed the alloy wheels. Open nuts and closed nuts. The open nuts do not have covers whereas the closed ones do and will require a slightly smaller wheelbrace size to remove if the covers go missing. I thought it was strange that the standard wheelbrace didn't fit one or two of the wheelnuts until we spotted that there were the two different types of wheelnut fitted to his car.

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Ford standard nuts are extremly low quality,

Ive had my wheel brace socket put out of shape due to loose nut caps rotating on the nut when turning.

I had to remove the caps by tapping the centre and pulling them off, took alot of wasted time,

I plan to purchase some replacment ones but not from ford they are a disaster.

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Hi these chrome alloy wheel nuts are a manufactured disaster.Ford really need to address this problem as i come across this every week and customers have been left stranded unable to remove the wheel nuts.Once the cover comes off the nut size changes to 18MM from the normal 19MM therefore the wheel wrench does not do the job it has been supplied to do.Your choice is to carry a second 18MM sockett and power bar or replace the nuts costing £3.46 each from a Ford dealer.This is not what you would expect from a car manufacturer as big as Ford.

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