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Broken Lug Nut

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eshorvath, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. eshorvath

    eshorvath 1/2 ton status

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    Tried to remove my lug nuts notnight, and one snapped off.

    Can you replace the lug studs with out removing the axle? if so, how?

    And if you remove the axle, do you just wack the crap out of the lug till it comes out?
    Eddie
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    on the rear that is not a ff, yes. there should be enough room to get a new one in.
     
  3. eshorvath

    eshorvath 1/2 ton status

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    it is the front.
    What is an FF?
    Eddie
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

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    a FF is a full floater axle, like a 14 bolt FF rear, and any front axle.

    you may have to pull the bearing hub off. i have not changed a front so i don't know if its posible or not. seems like you could if you can get it out and the new one in. id just pull it in with a magnet.
     
  5. dremu

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    Removing the lug is done with a press, or failing that, yep, a sledge. Installation is done with a press and is never ever done by pushing the new stud in as best you can, and then putting some washers under a nut and tightening it with an impact gun. Nope nope. :D

    I think for the front you'll have to pull the rotor off, but you should be able to leave the axle shaft in place. Pull the locking hub, outer bearing and the stupid nuts, and the rotor should come off with the center hub and the inner bearing, etc.

    -- A
     
  6. goldwing2000

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    Yep. What he said.

    If you don't have a press to put in the new stud, you can use a hammer and flat punch to push it in.
    Be sure to recheck the wheel nut torque after 50-100 miles.
     
  7. ROCKHARDK5

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    To get the hub off there is a special nut that requires a special socket. Make sure that when you put the inner nut on you make it tight, the outer nut you want to tighten it down, then back it off just about a qtr turn. Too tight it can screw things up.
     
  8. BigOrange90Jimmy

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    You've got that backwards, cuz. The inner nut you want to tighten, then back off. The outer nut is the one that needs the begeezus tightened out of it.
     

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