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DIY: Wheel stud replacement (front)

Since I had two stripped wheel studs, I figured while I had the front end apart to replace my Axle, i would do a small writeup on how to replace the wheels studs.

First, get the car off the ground and well supported. Remove the wheel.

Remove the brake hose retaining clip. I used a flat head screwdriver, and with a slight tap from a hammer it pops right off.

remove the two large bolts in the back of the brake caliber bracket that secures the bracket to the hub. I think they were 19mm bolts.

Once removed, the caliper and bracket will slide off the rotor, then you can remove the rotor. Find a spot to hang the caliper securely so it's not hanging freely from the brake hose.

you should now see the hub assembly with the studs sticking out. Put the car in neutral, and spin the hub till the stud you are removing is lined up with the cut out in the back of the shield.

Once lined up, use a heavy hammer and pound out the stripped or broken stud. It may take a few hard wacks, and it should just pop out.

To install the new stud, insert it from the back through the hole, and get it as straight as possible. The easiest way for the DIYer to get it back through, is to use some thick washers and a Lug nut. I didn't have enough washers, so I used an open end wrench as well.

Once you have a tight fit, Put the car back in gear (locks the axle so it won't spin). make sure you have the parking brake on, and if possible a wheel chuck to prevent any possible rolling. Use a ratchet to tighten the lug nut down, and it will draw it through as it tightens down. Once the back of it is flush against the hub, you are done.

Then remove the lug nut and remove the washers. Repeat the process for any other studs that needs replacement.

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Doing this yourself saves you $105 (or whatever your local dealer charges per hour) btw since that's what dealer will charge you for labor.

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nice write up!!

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