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 Posted: Thu Nov 18th, 2021 08:46 pm
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Stealth wrote:
Paul S wrote:
Probably not relevant but how does a VE on a Public Service, Heavy Goods and Agricultural Vehicle determine

More than one wheel nut/ stud is loose or obviously not clamping in a road wheel taper
If visible with wheel nuts in place or detachment likely.

Is it done visually or do they use a wheel brace or torque wrench?

Not heard of wheel tappers?. We used a toffee hammer to tap nuts/studs. Distinct ting for a tight nut, dull note for a loose one. Often followed by unscrewing the loose one(s) & handing them to the driver ????

That was a interessting subject back in the 1980's when I worked on HGV's. The mechanic used to tell me to go and tap all the wheel nuts/bolts and check if any were loose? He never told me what to listen for!!