arvidj at visi.com
Sat Apr 3 07:57:39 EDT 2010
Donald ... and I do respect his opinion ... suggests ...
"Take the drum off, put it on the driveway, open side down. Take a center punch and a big hammer. Drive out the old studs. Insert the new studs into the drum splines, put a big socket on the cement for the stud to stick down into, hold the drum level with one hand and use the big hammer to whack the new studs home."
I will simply add that on every vehicle I have ever had with drum brakes the wheel studs have been attached to the axel flange in the rear and to the hub in the front, and never to the drum itself. I will also suggest that this is no different than my experience with disk brakes. But then my experience is limited to vehicles that are in the "light weight" category and trucks that are greater than 1 ton may be completely different.
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