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Old 02-08-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Front wheel studs broken

Seems the PO overtightened the lugs on the front, and I broke 2 trying to remove wheels.
Do these come out, and can anyone tell me how?
Thanks in advance for any input concerning my dilemma

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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Not sure how but be sure to replace all five studs and torque the new ones. I am sure they used an impact gun at some point.

Retired my 94 YJ 4cyl 5spd @ 200K
Now in a 04 TJ 4cyl 5spd CV @120K+
Both as a commuter vehicle in NW, NJ
April 2012.downsized and now a 99er.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:10 PM   #3
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Typically wheel studs can be hammered out. You hammer them in and they will fall out the back side of the flange.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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If you are lucky then you will have access to hammer the broken studs out of the wheel hub without moving it from the rig. On my 99, I had to remove the hubs to gain enough room to install the new studs. A nationwide tire retailer overtightened my lugs and I had to replace 15 out of 20 on my rig.
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