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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2009, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Bald threads while I was changing tires

I changed enough tires over the years (25) on many different cars to know what normal looks like.

I just rotated the tires myself. I noticed the threads on the bolts to be rather flat. In a normal quick motion to tighten it, it's like I'm stripping it. This happen before I'm even near the end of "screwing it in."

On cars in the past, the threads are pretty sharp to the touch. But my (0 Cobalt is almost bald. It's the same on all 4 corners. It does not look like it was stipped out. It looks like that's the way it is.

Is this normal?

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I've never had a problem with mine. Probably normal.



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I am getting new tires in 2 weeks. I will look at my threads and let you know what is on my car.

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is it on all of the tires or just one bolt?

i havent noticed them being much different from my other cars
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is it on all of the tires or just one bolt?

i havent noticed them being much different from my other cars
All all 4.

So the threads on the bolt look like this?

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So mine just don't have the sharp tip on the mountain top (the best way I can describe it.)

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