Lug Nut Torque and Drum Brakes Question - 92 Honda Civic HB

Discussion in 'Civic' started by AJ, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. AJ

    AJ Guest

    Hi there, I was wondering what the correct torque for the wheel lug
    nuts was in foot pounds for a 1992 Honda Civic Hatchback. I have
    aluminum rims and a friend mentioned something along the lines of 100
    - 120 ft. lbs. Also, I just ended up replacing my old drums & horse
    pads since they ended up being really worn down with new ones. I was
    wondering if the the mechanism inside that tightens or losens the
    horseshoe pads against the drum would eventually end up tigthening
    itself, or do I have to actually take off the tires, the drums and
    spin the mechanism so that the shoes are snug/tight. Any
    recommendations on how tight it should be? The rear brakes are
    rattling and dont seem to hold in place when I lightly press the
    brakes. I end up hearing a rumbling noise on my rear right side (from
    the right rear wheel). They end up working properly once I press the
    brake hard enough. If you could please let me know, then I would
    really appreciate it. Thank you in advance.

    AJ, Feb 24, 2005
  2. AJ

    Steve Guest

    Torque on most Honda's 80 ft lbs
    I do adjust the shoes out until there is a slight drag, the e-brake will be
    3-4 clicks above the "resting" position. I slide the drum on 1'2 way and
    turn the wheel a few clicks then slide the drum all the way on. I keep
    repeating this until the drum has a slight drag, then it stays on.
    As far as the noise, I'd be sure that everything I'd put together correctly
    Steve, Feb 25, 2005
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