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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the lugs should have a flat washer and a spring washer the lug should have a long cylinder shape on one end that is tapered to tighten up the wheel the washers hold the plastic hubs in place you might try a wrecking yard or a dealer for them
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
I have an 04 xj8. the lug nuts are a good bad example of half baked engineering. the lug nuts are fabricated from ugly steel with an 11/16 hex end. to beautify this, Jaguar overlays the nut end with a stainless steel 3/4 inch cap, crimped to the nut. On top of this, the nut is to be torqued to 90+ ft-lb! The only way to remove the lug nut without damage is with a SIX POINT socket and a breaker bar or an impact wrench. Using a 12 point socket will deform the cap, causing the wrench to spin on the cap and or the cap to spin on the nut itself. If that has happened, it is possible to recover using a 15 oz or thereabouts ball peen hammer and a deep 3/4 inch impact socket (the black ones). Line up the socket to the cap, doing a best guess to where the flats are and give the socket a light blow. Keep trying that until the socket seems to stick on, then hit it harder. Eventually you will find the right point and the socket will go on and reform the cap. Then a breaker bar can remove the cap/nut. New assemblies can be had for about $6 from "partsbin" or "autohausaz".
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
if you have alloy wheels, it is common that there is a reaction with the alloy and cast metal , causing the wheel to really stick tight to the hub. You need to knock the wheel off with a big hammer, possibly a sledge hammer. Hit it from the inside on the rim, this should brake the bond and you should be able to remove the wheel. Please do this in a safe manner, use an axle stand to support the car. once the wheel is off, do what you must and when refitting, clean the hub area where the wheel sits and use a smear of copper slip or vaseline or grease , to stop the same thing happening again. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES put any grease on the wheel studs/nuts or bolts
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Posted on Dec 04, 2009
take off tire. remove old stud by hammering it out with a punch. put a socket behind axle plate so as not to break the plate. when replacing, just start stud from back by hand, then use a lug nut to pull it in tight. when tight replace tire!
Posted on Apr 14, 2010
The plastic tool you have removes the hub cap. There is a metal end on the one side of the tool to remove the center cap. Pry it off. Then the tool will fit in to the plastic nut that holds the hub cap on.
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
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