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Old 09-18-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

HELP PLEASE!!! broke three wheel studs on one of the rear wheels of my 95S10. how do i replace/ change them? anyone know how? is it hard? easy>? how is it done?
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Old 09-18-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

pull the drum off and beat them out then use a lug nut and an impact to pull the new one in place
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Quote: Originally Posted by tippmann243
pull the drum off and beat them out then use a lug nut and an impact to pull the new one in place
are you sure it's that easy??? there is a big plate that covers the backside of the drum/hub area .... you can't see the back of the studs at all. check this link to see the plate i'm talking about look at the pic: http://www.s10forum.com/forum/attach...55772&viewer=1
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

i thought u had to take the axle out to get them out.
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

Quote: Originally Posted by CustomS10
i thought u had to take the axle out to get them out.
i had feared that. this pic shows that plate that covers the drum.hub area

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Old 09-18-2005, 09:07 PM   #6
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

I had enough room to get them in from behind the axle when I broke mine. All I had to do was pull the drum off. Air hammer will usually make short work of them as well.
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Quote: Originally Posted by ZZ4Blazer
I had enough room to get them in from behind the axle when I broke mine. All I had to do was pull the drum off. Air hammer will usually make short work of them as well.
i can't see the studs even because of the plate that seems to cover the backside of the drum.hub as it shows in the pic i supplied. maybe there is a way to remove this plate?>

is yours a second gen?
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

1st or 2nd, shouldn't be any difference. Your not gonna be able to see the backside of it. Yank the drum off, you'll see the axle flange, and the studs.

If you busted the studs, theyr'e short enough to just about fall out the back of the axle. You'll need to spin the axle around and find the most clearance around the brake stuff to fit the new stud back into the axle flange.

Just need to take 2 minutes and work it in there.

Trust me, theres enough clearance. I've done it myself. Took me maybe 30 minutes to replace them.
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Quote: Originally Posted by ZZ4Blazer
1st or 2nd, shouldn't be any difference. Your not gonna be able to see the backside of it. Yank the drum off, you'll see the axle flange, and the studs.

If you busted the studs, theyr'e short enough to just about fall out the back of the axle. You'll need to spin the axle around and find the most clearance around the brake stuff to fit the new stud back into the axle flange.

Just need to take 2 minutes and work it in there.

Trust me, theres enough clearance. I've done it myself. Took me maybe 30 minutes to replace them.
x2. the picture that was posted was the backing plate. that hold the shoes,springs,and wheel cylinder. it has nothing to do with the wheel studs.
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

Quote: Originally Posted by tippmann243
use a lug nut and an impact to pull the new one in place
Don't ever do that. You're supposed to used a press. Drawing them in by the threads is a very bad practice, any good mechanic will tell you that. It's easy to do it that way, but the torque required to seat them properly will over stress the studs. Either that, or they won't be seated properly. I'm guilty of doing it wrong too, until someone who knew better educated me.
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

Quote: Originally Posted by syclonekid43
x2. the picture that was posted was the backing plate. that hold the shoes,springs,and wheel cylinder. it has nothing to do with the wheel studs.
actually it does. read my posts, i said the backing plate covers the entrie hub where the studs are located, making it impossible to get at them from the back end with that in place. you have to remove the drum, shoes etc..to be able toi see the hub and stus. there isn't much room back there champ. post something i didn't already know next time.
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

just take the axle out, its a slam! Remove the wheel and drum. Then remove your pumpkin cover and spin the axle till you see the pinion shaft in the middle of the gears. There is a small bolt going through it. Remove that bolt and the pinion shaft will literally fall out. Then there is a c clip that just falls out if you push the axle in towards the gears. Then you can just slide the axle out. Its really easy. remove bolt, shaft, c clip, then pull axle out. SLAM. Then you can take it somewhere and get it pressed in or use the lugnut method. If you use the lugnut way go to lowes and get 3 or 4 grade 8 washers and put them between the lugnut and axle. This will spread out the impact from all the torque so you damage the axle flange or the stud. good luck buddy. PM me if you need help.
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

You don't need to go through all that. I busted one of mine right before I was leaving to go racing one night. They won't let me race with a stud missing. It took all of maybe 30 minutes to replace it in mine.

All you have to do is pull the drum off. And spin the axle for the most clearance.
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

Quote: Originally Posted by pvfjr
Don't ever do that. You're supposed to used a press. Drawing them in by the threads is a very bad practice, any good mechanic will tell you that. It's easy to do it that way, but the torque required to seat them properly will over stress the studs. Either that, or they won't be seated properly. I'm guilty of doing it wrong too, until someone who knew better educated me.
been doing it this way for years and never had one problem
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

How much different would it be to change the front stud in my 1997 S10 4WD?? I snapped one off putting my tires on last night.
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

Quote: Originally Posted by tippmann243
been doing it this way for years and never had one problem
x2. no problem. just make sure you got an extra lugnut or two and some type of spacer between the nut and the axle. I used to use old fwd axle shaft nuts.
If nothing else, go ahead and knock out the broken ones, and then you will see how much room you have to work around the inside of the brake shoes.
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

Quote: Originally Posted by pvfjr
Don't ever do that. You're supposed to used a press. Drawing them in by the threads is a very bad practice, any good mechanic will tell you that. It's easy to do it that way, but the torque required to seat them properly will over stress the studs. Either that, or they won't be seated properly. I'm guilty of doing it wrong too, until someone who knew better educated me.
any mechanic who says that has too much time on their hands. you do not need to go through all that. pulling them through with a lugnut works just fine. i have been doing it that way for yearsand never had a problem
Old 09-22-2005, 10:35 AM   #18
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Re: Replacing Broken Wheel Studs???

but then again what would i know im not ASE certified or anything
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