Lug Nut Tightening Sequence
Check all parts, including wheels and studs and mounting faces of hub and wheels, for dirt, rust or damage. Use a wire brush to remove dirt and rust, replace any damaged parts. Careless installation of wheels on a vehicle is a major cause of tire and wheel problems. Proper installation, including nut torque, is essential to safe, economical, trouble free service. Use only the specified sizes and types of studs and nuts.
Tighten the nuts a quarter turn at a time following the criss-cross sequence shown above. This is very important. Failure to tighten the nuts in this criss-cross sequence will cause a misalignment of the wheel. Continue until all nuts are tightened to the manufacturers specified torque.
Improper torque can cause distortion, fatigue cracks or alignment problems. After running the vehicle for a short distance, check the nuts for tightness. Parts will usually seat naturally and torque on nuts will drop. Retighten all nuts to the specified torque.
* The information above is for the tire professional and should not be attempted by individuals not properly trained & equipped.
This information can be found on our 2004 Lug Nut Torque Chart.