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Old 09-15-2010, 11:55 PM   #1
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Snapped Lug Bolt

I went to remove my old rims with the BFGs today so that I could see what the new Cragar Soft 8s would look like before I get the tires mounted on the rims this weekend, and I snapped a bolt! What sort of mess have I gotten myself into, and how do I fix this?

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2006 TJ
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All stock except a 2" BB lift that the previous owner put in

My Haynes is leaving me a little confused here, as it says I could have a C-clip style, or a retainer plate for the axle, and I'm still unclear on what I'm doing. This is probably the biggest job I've had to tackle on the jeep yet, so any guidance would be great. Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:13 AM   #2
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Your rear axle shafts are held in by a c-clip located inside your differential gear carrier case. Once the center pin in the case has been removed which will give you access to the c-clip area, the axle shaft is shoved inward to expose the c-clip which can be lifted out with a magnet or needle nose pliers. Once the c-clip has been removed, the axle shaft can be slid out and replacing the snapped stud will be a quick easy job, it just screws into the flange. From start to finish the whole job can be done in well under an hour.

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Thanks for the quick response Jerry! Question about the stud. How do I remove the old one/install the new one. The stud doesn't have a hex head to put a wrench on, its circular on the back end, (behind the flange).
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Studs don't screw in. Smack it a few time with a big hammer. Pull the new one through the hole with a lug nut. You should slip a large nut over the stud before you use the lug nut. Preferably a nut you don't mind damaging. Grab an extra when you get the stud. You may have to find a gap in the brake hardware where you can slip the new one in.
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Hey!!! All you need to do is rotate the axle around where you have an good opening behind the stud that broke, take a soft mallet and hammer it back until it falls out, then you put your new one back threw the hole as far as you can push then find a shallow socket that will fit over the stud and the threads can come out the other side, then take your lug nut and hand tighten till its pressed firmly against the socket then use a good ratchet and socket that will fit over the stud and start cranking on it until the back flat piece is pressed evenly against the flange! It will work cause I broke one on my 05 tj when I was putting my rims on and did the same thing and it was alot faster then removing the axle shaft! Pm me if you need more help
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:36 PM   #6
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Okay, so where do you get replacement studs? Seems Advance Auto doesn't have them, or just gave me the wrong one... They're a 1/4 shorter on the threads than my old studs.
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dealer or another parts store for studs.
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They may have given you the wrong one, there are 2 types of lug studs for the rear axle, one style for a tru-lock diff, and one style for the dana diffs.
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Oh, I mistakenly thought you had screw-in studs like I have. I haven't had the factory axle shafts in so long that I couldn't recall what the OE studs were, threaded or pressed in. In that case, the old stud can be easily knocked out with a small 2 lb. sledgehammer.
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Stud is out. Thanks for the help with that. Now I just have to find the right sized one before Wednesday. Tires come in on Tuesday and after that I want to be able to put on the rims and tires and see how it rides again.
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Tire shops will have them or will know where to get the proper ones.
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For the time being, you can drive with a broken stud. 4/5 is not bad at all. Just keep it on the road. I've seen a 4 lug driving on 2.
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So as I was driving back home from work today I realized that the last people to tighten that bolt down would have been the shop that rotated and balanced my tires. I may be talking to them and having them replace a bunch of studs, seeing as I wonder how many they may have screwed up now.
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Shops usually use an air powered tool to tighten the lugs which leads to stripped lugs. Ask them to start them by hand and then use a torque wrench to set them to spec while you watch. Don't forget to recheck the torque in 100 -150 miles.
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Hey go to autozone if you have on by you, that's where I got mine when I broke it. But you have to tell them what axle you have and I think they will show two different axles when you give them your make and model! Should just be the Dana rear unless you have the trulock!

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