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Fixing a stripped wheel stud ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by the great ty cobb, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    the great ty cobb

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    Apparently the tire place that worked on my car , stripped one of my wheel studs. Those guys and their air hammers :mad:

    I found it when I rotated my tires . I did finally get the wheel off , rotated and back on , but one of my studs have bad threading about half way down the stud. It still works once you get past the damaged thread but nearly busted my arm doing so .

    How do I get this stud out and replaced with a good one .

    Truck is a 2000 tacoma . 5sp . short bed . drums in rear , where the bad stud is .

    Thanks in advance and drive it like you stole it !
     
  2. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    Big hammer will knock it out through the back of the brake drum assembly. The new one gets pressed into place.

    I've tried pulling wheel lugs into place using the lug nuts but it never seats completely. I'm sure someone else will have some suggestions.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    By the way, wrestling a cross-threaded lug nut onto a screwed up lug can result in a mess. You'll have a hell of a time getting that thing back off. Might even snap the lug in half trying to loosen the thing. Just be prepared and know that it's not unexpected.

    Make sure you get a new lug nut to go with the new lug so you don't foul up the threads on the new stud.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    amaes

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    I had to press 5 studs into my buddies kia because of the same thing.
    Like mike said use a big hammer to knock them out. To replace them lay your wheel/tire on the ground (Might want to use you spare tire for this) THen place the outside of the drum that the studs go into on top and line the holes up. Place the studs in the holes then use a socket extension on top of the stud and hit it with a hammer a few times to get them in there. This will help them get seated straight and then you can tighten them up with the lug nuts to press them in further. Use the extension and hammer if you need more force to get them in.
     
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