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Old 09-30-2014, 03:39 PM
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Why wont my center caps go on my wheels anymore?

I have an 02 with the 9 hole chrome clad steel rims. my center caps will not go on my rims anymore. its almost like there hitting the rim itself, but they aren't. one side will go on, but when I hit the other side, the first side pops back off. can the chrome "tabs" in between the lug nuts be at fault? when I tighten the lugs they seem to go behind the tabs a little. and I can see how that would hold the caps from grabbing the lugnut. any ideas? am I the only one with this problem?
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damn 105 views and no one knows? lol im screwed
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If your covers are like mine, those tabs go over the lug nuts and lock in place with a firm shove.

If the tabs are bent, I could see one pop off.

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my caps engage the stud threads...if your lug nuts are not stock...check that.
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There is a flange on each lug nut. The clips that are in the center caps hang onto to those flanges. Make sure the clips are in good shape and in the right place.
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I also have an 02 and had the same problem especially while towing. I put silicone on the tabs of the center caps, not much I did 2 tabs on each across from each other and they have not come off since. I did this I think back in April
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I also have an 02 and had the same problem especially while towing. I put silicone on the tabs of the center caps, not much I did 2 tabs on each across from each other and they have not come off since. I did this I think back in April
Just curious... Why would towing make a difference with the hubs staying on?
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Just curious... Why would towing make a difference with the hubs staying on?


I have no idea. But that is when they would come off When I wasn't towing they would stay put lol
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it weird though, everything is stock and the center cap wont go onto one wheel but then you go to the other side with the same center cap and it'll pop right on like its supposed to
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Have you tried swapping the caps over to see if it is the cap that is the problem, or the wheel
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Post a photo of the inside of the good and bad cap
then also one of the wheels.


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I have the same problem. I have Warn Premium Manual hubs. Drivers fits perfectly, passenger had about a 6mm gap (hub is inset 6mm). Centercap doesn't catch both sides like the OP explained. Did the silicon, haven't lost this replacement yet but worried.
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I lost both of my rear center caps - twice - on the same bump in the road on I-25. I recovered 1, but it is a graveyard for hubcaps, and ironically 99 percent are Ford superduty!


Went into the field looking for 3, came out with 5.


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I believe my issue was I had inflated the Dually tires to 80 psi rather than 60 (thinking of my SRW). I dropped pressure to 60 and tested several times towing and not towing and they seem to be hanging on.


Good idea about the silicone!
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After reading your post about the studs I ,looked a little closer at mine and the center cap. I decided to take my right angle air grinder to the high spots on the center cap, smoothed them down to just above where the stud catches. Fits much better and the gap is down to about 2mm. Its been about a week and no issues yet, cant even pull it off have to use a tool now!
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I've lost three rear caps of my 2015 dually in just the first 2 months of ownership. I replaced the first one my self thinking it was a fluke. Then kept losing them. I run the tires pressures as listed on the door always.
Fronts are fine. Rears are gone.
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