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Wheel Stud We broke a wheel stud off trying to change a tire and it looks like we will have to take the whole axle assembly apart to take the stud out. Is there a better, quicker way? The rubber boots that hold grease on both sides is busted also. Will I have to take the whole axle apart to replace these?

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If you remove the wheel drum you can knock out the broken stud. It is pressed into the hub. Take the hub to aan auto parts store ( so you get the same size stud) and buy a new stud. put the stud into the hole in the hub. When you remount you remount the tire and tighten the lug nuts that will pull the new stud up tight in the hub.

Hope this helps

Good luck Loringh

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

  • cchotrod Jan 26, 2011

    This is a FWD car with Disc brakes, not drum brakes and the hub wont come off the housing which is held in place by the ball joints. I'm having the same problem. The studs are too long to clear the housing that the hub goes through. I have removed the brakes, rotor and axel spindle nut but it still wont seperate from the housing. Is it one piece or does it eventually come apart?


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