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Replacing front wheel stud


94HeavyChevy
10-03-2013, 01:52 PM
Is it possible to replace a wheel stud on a 94 caprice classic. the rotor and hub are all one piece. i was about to replace my pads and one of my studs broke. can i replace it or do i need to replace the whole rotor and hub?

j cAT
10-03-2013, 07:26 PM
Is it possible to replace a wheel stud on a 94 caprice classic. the rotor and hub are all one piece. i was about to replace my pads and one of my studs broke. can i replace it or do i need to replace the whole rotor and hub?

take the hub/rotor off support the hub solidly and drive out the stud. then install the replacement stud. now it is possible that you may not find a replacement stud. then I would call the scrap yard and get another rotor. even though these are old now you would be surprised that most scrap vehicles have new rotors. I would even take the wheel bearings complete. then repack then and install new seals. I would take both rotors from the scrap yard vehicle if they look real good..

studs break because the tire shops use air guns. they also use worn sockets these cause you pain !

silicon212
10-05-2013, 12:06 PM
You can get the proper stud at any parts store - at least you can here in Arizona (don't see why that would be different anywhere else). Both Autozone and Oreilly's have them.

J cat has good advice regarding the wheel bearings - since you need to pull the rotor off anyway.

94HeavyChevy
10-08-2013, 08:00 AM
cant believe how easy this actually was! i let it soak in penetrating oil over night (dont know if this helped or not). With the rotor still on the car I gave the stud 2 taps with a small metal hammer and it came right out. i could not get the new stud in with my hand or with vice grips so i used a 18inch magnetic wand and was able to find a small space to get the new stud in. I tapped it with a long screw driver then pulled the stud through using a lug nut and impact gun. Changed the pads on both sides and saved alot of money not buying rotors. Got the stud at NAPA for 1.69. Thanks for all your help guys!

rkvons
10-08-2013, 01:21 PM
cant believe how easy this actually was! i let it soak in penetrating oil over night (dont know if this helped or not). With the rotor still on the car I gave the stud 2 taps with a small metal hammer and it came right out. i could not get the new stud in with my hand or with vice grips so i used a 18inch magnetic wand and was able to find a small space to get the new stud in. I tapped it with a long screw driver then pulled the stud through using a lug nut and impact gun. Changed the pads on both sides and saved alot of money not buying rotors. Got the stud at NAPA for 1.69. Thanks for all your help guys!
Beautiful!

j cAT
10-08-2013, 05:23 PM
cant believe how easy this actually was! i let it soak in penetrating oil over night (dont know if this helped or not). With the rotor still on the car I gave the stud 2 taps with a small metal hammer and it came right out. i could not get the new stud in with my hand or with vice grips so i used a 18inch magnetic wand and was able to find a small space to get the new stud in. I tapped it with a long screw driver then pulled the stud through using a lug nut and impact gun. Changed the pads on both sides and saved alot of money not buying rotors. Got the stud at NAPA for 1.69. Thanks for all your help guys!

what you should have done was remove the rotor. hammering the rotor when on , is not good for the wheel bearings.. since it come off easy then you probably will not have any bearing issues.

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