||03-17-2014 09:14 AM
Easier than expected?
Ever prepare for a repair or mod that you just know is going to be a bear and turns out to be a breeze?
I needed to replace a wheel stud that I stripped. (thought I started it by hand before hitting it with the impact gun, but apparently didn't)
I order 5 studs because my local parts dealer only sold them in packs of 5. I figured it was going to be a battle to bang out the old stud on my 09.
I thoroughly prepared for battle by placing a jack stand under the frame so that with all my hammering it wouldn't just be supported by the floor jack. I removed the brake caliper and saw that I would need to remove the rotor as expected. I securely zip tied the rotor so that any vibrations would knock it loose causing damage to brake lines or sensor wires.
I took a firm grasp of the 2lb hammer and gave it a short easy tap to line it up for some firm banging AND IT MOVED! I was shocked to see the stud give a little. 2 more gentle taps and it popped out. I was completely shocked! I ended up spending more time preparing for battle than actually fixing the issue.
Anyone else ever have a job go easier than expected?