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Pressing in wheel studs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by homerman5409, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. homerman5409

    homerman5409 Registered Member

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    Whats the best way to press in wheel studs into my 72 K5
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I use a BFH...

    Removing em I sacrifice a lug nut, thread it on almost all the way and use the BFH to drive em out. As soon as it's loose I remove the nut and move on to the next one.

    Sometimes a drift of some sort makes it a bit easier to drive them back in. 1" round bar cut about 6-8" long works pretty good.

    Rene
     
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    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    I just beat them out with a hammer(no lug nut) and them to put them back on push them in with ur fingers then put a lug nut on and use a impact gun till it drawls it all the way in if your lug nuts are not long enough get some washers and I would recoment getting atleast 1 grade 8 washer to go on the out side becuase sometimes the lug nut will try to go into the washers /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    with a press?? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Somewhere i read you shouldn't pull them in wiht a lug nut when installing. Doing so requires you put a lot more than 120ft/lbs on the stud, which in turn weakens the stud. I have no experience, but i read this from someone who was very serious about keeping people from doing it this way.
     
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    We used to get in trouble for using a nut and an impact where I used to work...better to seat them with a drift and a BFH.

    Rene
     
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    Air hammer is my preferred method, followed by nut, washers, and impact.
     
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    I used my press, pretty easy.
     
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    Air chesel, blunt tip. In and out.
     
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    hammer them back in witgh a punch or something on the back side of them and drive 25mph for 5-10 and keep re tightening them... ive replaced 3 sets of the damn thing on the front end and they arent fun....neither is putting in wheel bearings....races...or replacing the SPINDLE /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif/forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    BFH/punch and plenty of re-torques if it is being fixed in the rough but other than that a press is so much better in my opinion .
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    hammer them back in witgh a punch or something on the back side of them and drive 25mph for 5-10 and keep re tightening them... ive replaced 3 sets of the damn thing on the front end and they arent fun....neither is putting in wheel bearings....races...or replacing the SPINDLE /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif/forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif

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    That's easy stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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