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I have a 96 ford Taurus, changed the caliber, wheel bearing and rooter. When I tighten the wheel down, I can no longer turn it buy hand and I can feel the drag when driving the car. Please help!

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  • John Lockwood
    John Lockwood Nov 26, 2008

    I have to loosen the lugs to an unsafe level to be able to freely turn the wheel.

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How much are u tightening the wheel nut? Tighten til wheel won't rotate, back off one half turn. U need some freeplay or it won't spin. Let me know if this fixes it. If not, we can continue to fix it.

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  • Curt Downs Nov 26, 2008

    I was referring to the center axle nut, not the lug nuts. If it's binding when u tighten the lug nuts there is something that's not the right part, or possibly assembled wrong. Is the rotor coming in contact w/ anything when u tighten lugs? How about caliper or mounting bracket? Something is being 'pinched' making contact with something else, etc. Try tightening lugs gradually w/wheel off to see what's making contact to prevent wheel from turning. Let me know what u find.


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