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pressing out wheel studs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by xnoahx, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, i need to fix my lug studs on my front wheel. How do i get these out? Do i need a press or what?

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    BFH

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    Then press them back in.

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    My technique is to thread an old lug nut on them, and beat them out with a hammer, and then get them started with the hammer, and use yet another old lug nut and the impact to seat them.

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    Ditto.

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  6. Shawn

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    If you don't have a press, I like to use a thick piece of soft metal (like alum. or brass) to protect the threads. Then use a sledge hammer and it usually only takes a couple of hits. I've had problems damaging the threads if I put a lug nut over the stud and pounding on the lug. The larger the alum. or brass block you have, the safer your hands are. Then I use the method above and use an impact with old lug nuts to suck them back in. Make sure to use antisieze lube.

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  7. Grim-Reaper

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    2 things to add. any of the way's list below works but when you got the rotor (or even drum) off the hub or flange take a wire brush and get all the scaly crud off where they meet. light coat of high temp grease or antizise to keep them from rusting together. If there is crud between those surfaces you can get throb in the brake peddle and a shimmy in the steering wheel because it will change the runout on the disc or drum.
    After you put the lugs in drive it a couple miles and get on the brakes and get them good an hot. If the lug studs have not seated they will then. Recheck the lugs and make sure they are tight.
    Unfortunaly you will have to take the hub off to replace the front studs. I have a Balljoint/ujoint press and it works great for getting the rear axle studs out. Doesn't work on the front so the BFH and a old lug nut is what I do there.

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  8. RedDwarf

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    Sometimes a bench vise can remove the studs. It can also be used to press them in.

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    To remove ol' studs I use a hammer..... To seat the new ones I use washers, nut and a impact gun to........

    C'moe

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    air hammer

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