I know you can tell if a wheel hub stud is damaged based on the condition of its threads. However I have also seen people say you cannot tell the condition of a stud based on visual inspection alone, as they maybe fatigued or stretched.
- Is there a difference between a fatigued and stretched stud, if yes what is the difference?
- How can one tell if a stud is fatigue or stretched?
- If one or a set of studs have been fatigued or stretched due to over or under tightened wheel nuts but the studs have not snapped yet, if I then set them to the correct torque\tightness, will this prevent the studs from snapping, or is it too late and they will eventually snap regardless of whether you now start torquing correctly?
- If the answer to 3 is they will eventually snap, I guess this is something that one should immediately check before or after buying a used car since nobody knows if the previous owners have been torquing correctly etc?