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    Active Member One Ring Boston RS5's Avatar
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    Help! Brakes locked up

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    My 2013 RS5 won't budge. Just replaced my lug bolts and added a anti-theft bolt with its own key. So I ...
    * Removed the old lug bolts 1 at a time
    * Replaced with new lug bolts
    * Losend randomly to torque them to 90 foot lbs
    * After tightening to what I though was 90 ft lbs took out for a ride around block
    * Wheels were wobbling
    * I realized my torque wrench was way out of caliber.
    * I then lifted each wheel with car jack and tightened every lug bolt as hard as I could (they needed it).
    * Released parking brake after finishing each wheel.

    Now the brakes seem to be completely locked up. Messed with the e-brake (turned off/on etc..). Nothing. Any thoughts??
    Last edited by Boston RS5; 07-13-2018 at 01:42 PM.

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    Do you hear the e-brake opening and closing?

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    Active Member One Ring Boston RS5's Avatar
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    Yes, the e-brake seems to be releasing.

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    We're the lug bolts you installed longer than the stock ones?


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    Active Member One Ring Boston RS5's Avatar
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    Hi Casey - Just getting a chance to get back too the site. So the lug bolts I ordered were the exact same size as the rear lug bolts. The problem is, the front lug bolts I removed were shorter and I didn't know this. I guess for whatever reason the 'rear' hubs can take the longer bolts.

    I backed out one of the front bolts that I had torqued at 90 foot lbs and noticed the tip was all chewed up. Backed all the fronts out and replaced with the bolts that were on before I started and that did the trick. Much appreciated.



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