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Lug Stud removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by xnoahx, Dec 7, 2001.

  1. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    I need to know how to remove and replace the lug studs on the front axle. Two of them are stripped so i cant get a lug nut on them. Im going to try to clean them up with a die but i would really like to replace them.

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Q-jet, Edelbrock intake, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
  2. mike reeh

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    a BFH just whack em real hard.. best to have the rotor off but not necessary with a little common sense, taking into consideration the rest of the steering system.. dont bother with cleaning them up just replace them! youll be happy you did

    mike
     
  3. Triaged

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    to install them you will need some cheep lug nuts and some washers. Put the lug nut on backwards w/ a few washers behind it and zip it down w/ a impact or by hand.

    For the money they cost I would just replace all of them on that side. I had one break off in my hand once! I also had 4 break of on the rear!

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  4. 1bad82k5

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    I find that an air hammer works great for driving them out and driving the new ones in. Just my thoughts.
    eric

    Don't get me started, you know how i get.
    82k5, 14bff, d44, sm465, np205, 300hp350, rust
     
  5. xnoahx

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    Ok, where do i get new ones at? Probably just go down to the parts store. How would I use an impact wrench to drive them in and out?
    Triaged: What do you mean by: to install them you will need some cheep lug nuts and some washers. Put the lug nut on backwards w/ a few washers behind it and zip it down w/ a impact or by hand. I suppose I need to take a good look at this stuff when I get the chance. Thanks for the info.

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Q-jet, Edelbrock intake, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
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    To get the splines pressed in you can hammer them in from the back but it is kinda hard to get in there sometimes (like if it is the rear end you are replacing the studs). I like to just push them in by hand from the back of the hub/axle flange and than use a lug nut to pull the stud into place. You flip over the lug nut so that the flat side is against the hub/axle flange. I use a few washers to make it so you don't have to spin the nut down all the way because I am always too lazy to bring out the compressor for air tools. The washers also cut down on the friction. The use of cheep lug nuts incase you have acorn lug nuts which can't go on backwards.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    Flip a lug nut over? A lot of lug nuts out there do not have a hole all the way though. Abviously you cant do that with this kind. Just thought I woudl add this.

    Ken H.



    '86 K5 up and coming
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  8. mike reeh

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    my truck has mag style lugnuts (and wheels) and I just pull em thru by hand then install the wheel! you gotta be careful but ive done it several times and it works great..

    mike
     

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