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Broken Wheel Stud, Need Help ASAP

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by BAP_29, May 24, 2011.

  1. May 24, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    BAP_29

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    To avoid explaining how I broke the wheel stud, Im just gonna get to the point. On the front driver side wheel hub, one of the studs broke in half. I know you can get a replacement stud, but is this a simple job I can do on my own or would I need to take it to a shop for repair? Any info about this repair would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. May 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Hmm. I'm not entirely sure but I believe the front studs are part of the brake rotor so they can't be replaced. Again, I'm not sure.
     
  3. May 24, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    wat?
    they can be pressed out/pressed in, IIRC. I had one break on mine and since I was already buying a stud, I had them replace it too.
     
  4. May 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    I haven't needed replacements on the Taco but on my Ranger if you broke a front wheel stud you had to buy a new rotor.
     
  5. May 24, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    i've taken the rotor off before and beat one out with a hammer then replaced the new one by finding a nut the same diameter and tourqing it down with an impact.
     
  6. May 24, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Will I have to remove the rotor and caliper and bleed the brakes?
     
  7. May 24, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    Caliper and bracket off but no you won't need to bleed the brakes. Use something other than the brake line to hang the caliper by.

    Edit: Actually I'm not sure now because I haven't needed to do brakes yet. Dammit!
     
  8. May 24, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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  9. May 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    I think I have a general idea of what to do now. I appreciate the help guys. Now does anybody know where to get a wheel stud besides ordering from the dealership?
     
  10. May 24, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Any autopart stores should keep a couple in stock. Just call around until you find one.
     
  11. May 24, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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  12. May 24, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    I just picked up 2 from advance auto for 2 bucks a piece. I think I may try to replace all 6 depending how easy the first one is to replace.
     
  13. May 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    If you are thinking about doing all 6 then I would go ahead and buy them all. So that you don't have to tear your truck down twice. If you decide not to change them, then you will have spares for the future.
     
  14. May 24, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    Yeah Im gonna pick some more up tomorrw. Advance only had 2 in stock. But now I gotta figure out how to break the two bolts loose that are holding the caliper to the hub. its gonna be a pain in the butt im sure.
     
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    Just to get this straight, there's no possible way to get the studs out without removing the caliper correct?
     
  17. May 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    Ive sprayed PB Blaster on the 2 caliper bolts and I've got nothing so far using my socket wrench.
     
  18. May 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    Dude don't make it a hard thing, you can do it in your yard, get new stud and nut a big hammer and remove the wheel. put the nut on the end of the thread smack it with the bah (big ass hammer) once it pops out remove the nut.
    put the new stud in and drive it into place with the nut. that's it. now if it's the rear your screwed you have to remove the axel. good luck dude
     
  19. May 24, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Ive never taken the calipers off so I'm not suprised I'm having trouble breaking them free. The entire brake assembly looks like a mess it has so much rust on it.
     
  20. May 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    Got the Caliper off! Now its on to the rotor. Lemme know if this is right.

    Spray PB Blaster on the outside edge here the hub and rotor meet

    Now where on the rotor do i hit it with a rubber hammer?
     
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