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Old 12-03-2003, 09:14 PM
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Correct Torque Wrench Procedure?

I bought a Torque Wrench after reading how important it is to use one with wheel lug nuts.
As my budget didn't stretch to getting a fancy high-end one, I just got one of the old-skool 'pointer style' ones.
My question is: what's the correct way to set your torque- so far i'm tightening the nuts by hand using the regular wrench, then when i have them tight use the torque wrench to finish them off- the correct torque for my car is 81lbs/ft, and i'm noticing when i tighten to that amount i'll hear a couple of clicks from the bolt and the pointer will bounce then settle to 81. is this correct or am i over tightening when i hear those clicks? the wrench is supposed to be accurate to +/- 3%.
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