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12-05-03, 12:02 PM   #1  
Broken wheel stud

I need some help. I have a 98 Dodge 1500 pickup with a broken rear wheel stud. I've gotten a new stud and nut...it looks like the new stud has about 1/2" of spline on it. I pulled the wheel off and also the brake drum. I tried diving it out with an 8" flat punch and an extra large hammer. After several strong blows, it wouldn't budge. Also, after I somehow get it out, then do you have to pull the new stud back in?

 
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12-05-03, 01:21 PM   #2  
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Should be able to drive it out. Install the new one, use several washers and the lug nut backwards and tighten, it should pull in.

 
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12-05-03, 06:56 PM   #3  
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get a bigger hammer, and stop using the punch. it's already broken, the hammer on the stud isn't going to break it any more.

like darrel said, use a bunch of flat washers, and the nut backwards unless it's chrome, (then you can't do that). slowly tighten the lug nut by hand until it pulls into the axle. i use generous amounts of never-seize on the threads to prevent galling.

 
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12-07-03, 12:26 AM   #4  
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get a bigger hammer, and stop using the punch. it's already broken, the hammer on the stud isn't going to break it any more.
I agree.
Good hit with a BFH should knock it out.
thanks, Tony D.

 
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