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BROKEN STUDS!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    Could anyone give me a step by step explination on instaling new studs? And how to take them out.
     
  2. 4x4Freak

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    What studs are you talking about? Wheel studs?
     
  3. CHEVY 4WD

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    yea wheel studs
     
  4. 90K5

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    You can either rotate the axle till there is nothing each stud as yo uwork on it, and pound them out, then install the new ones by putting them in the holes and using some washers, the nusing the lugnuts to press them on, or take out the axlesaft and pound the old ones out and the new ones in
     
  5. CHEVY 4WD

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    kinnda sounds like alot of work
    about how long does it take,how do you take the axle shaft out and about how much do you think its gonna cost me to do it?
     
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    If they are on the back, it's not hard at all (14blt is similar to front). Just remove the drum, knock the old studs out with a hammer (and punch if needed), stick the new ones in and use some washers and lug nut (like 90K5 explained). On the front the hub/rotor assembly has to be removed, but otherwise the procedure is pretty much the same. Be sure to retighten the lug nuts after you drive it a few miles to make sure they seat good.

    To remove the axle shafts on a 10 or 12 blt you will need to pull the diff. cover. Then remove the cross shaft that holds the spider gears. After that push the axle shafts in (with drums off) and the c-clips will usually just fall off.
     
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    oh yeah, that was just the rear. Not really a lot of work at all, shouldn't cost more than $10
     
  8. chulisohombre

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    wheel studs are only a couple of bucks apiece so its a cheap fix if you do it yourself.everyone covered the other questions pretty well. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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