bob-schultz at comcast.net
Sat Apr 3 09:51:25 EDT 2010
Ok, if you're trying to kill someone you shouldn't advertise it on a public
A lot of tire shops use air guns to install tires but fail to use torque
It is surprisingly easy to rip the threads off a stud... unless you have a
frozen lug and you want to do this.
The studs are in the end of the axle.
Remove tire... sounds like you are half way there :-p
Remove brake drum and check the clearance behind the axle hub and the
backing plate for the brakes.
You need enough room behind the axle for the stud to come out, there will be
a depression somewhere behind the hub that will be big enough for the stud
to slid in.
Pound the studs out of the end of the axle with a nice sledge hammer.
Install new stud and using a NEW good lug, install the lug, flat side
towards the axle and tighten up.
This will pull the stud tight into the axle.
On some studs you may need to use a couple of bigger washers to make up for
the splines of the stud coming through the hub on the end of the axle so
they don't bottom out on the lug nut.
Check all the rest of the studs, I would be worried that the tire shop
messed them all up.
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of Jason
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 9:53 PM
To: MR2 List
Subject: [MR2] Studs
Hey guys I have a non MR2 related question. My wife has a 99 Dodge Ram
1500 2 wheel drive with rear Drum brakes. Well the left rear tire
studs either broke off or stripped today after getting a mysterious
shaking and raddling noise throughout the truck. My question is how do
I go about changing the studs out?
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