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Re: snaped off lug nut bolts
What are you trying to do ill help you through this all today are you trying to figure out how to replace a snapped off thread from a lugnut???? If soo i need to know what tools you have access to and ill make it very simple for you let me know ill be on hewre all day for you.
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I do not know for sure about the prelude but once you take the lug nuts off of most vehicles, the only thing holding the rotors on is the brake pads. Usually, you can remove a couple of bolts from the back of the calipers, maybe just one and the calipers swing on a hings away from the rotors. One swift kick to the rotor will usually free it up. Who needs a rubber mallet.
Removing: Loosen lug nuts (7/8") and spindle nut (36mm). Lift truck. Remove lug nuts, spindle nut, and wheel. Remove 2 bolts (3/8" allen) holding calipers on. Hold the calipers up with a bungee cord. I attached it to the sheet metal of the fender. Remove 4 bolts (15mm) from rear of hubs. Once these bolts are removed you can move the shield that is in-between the hub and the axle(I think). You are moving it to get access to the allen bolt that holds the ABS sensor on. Once you move the shield then you can look through the top of the rotor through the slots and see the sensor line and bolt. I don't remember what size allen this one took. You do need a long allen wrench though. Disconnect sensing line from hub. Now the rotor is ready to come off. I had to use a pry bar to remove this gently working each side until it popped off. Once the rotor is removed, you need to hammer out the lug bolts. Then you have to tap the rotor away from the hub. This took a little work. Then check each of the lug bolts by screwing the lug nuts on them. They should go all the way down by hand. If they don't - go buy new bolts $2 a piece.
Installing: Position new rotor on hub. Get some dry ice from your local grocery store and freeze the bolts for about 10 minutes. Pull one bolt out of the ice at a time and install on the rotor and tighten the bolt with the lug nut. I put the nuts on upside down and used a 7/8" wrench and mallet to tap on the wrench to get these as tight as possible. You also have to tap on the head of the bolt and repeat the wrench tapping. Do this for each bolt pulling one out of the ice at a time. You do not have to get the rotor and hub completely together but get it as close together as possible. Once all of the lug bolts are in it is time to put the rotor on the truck. Ensure the shield is on the spindle and install the rotor, again, this takes some work. Once the rotor is on, connect the ABS sensing line. Line up the shield and install 4 bolts to rear of hub. You can align these by moving the hub, not the rotor. Install the caliper, remember to put brake grease on these 2 bolts. You may have to compress the caliper slightly. To do this remove the brake pad that has the circular part of the caliper touching it. Open the brake fill cap on the master cylinder. Use a C-clamp to compress the circular part. Reinstall the brake pad and brake fill cap. Install the caliper. Install the wheel and tighten lug nuts. I used a cheater bar on my tire iron and ensured that the lug bolts were flush with the head of the lug nuts. Then I removed the wheel to verify that the gap between the rotor and the hub was gone. Reinstall wheel, tighten lug nuts, and tighten spindle nut. Once both brakes have been replaced, start up the truck and pump the brakes several times till you feel some tension when pressing them.
Section 06-03: Brakes, Front Disc
1999 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Procedure revision date:
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove wheel and tire assembly. Be careful to avoid damage or interference
with caliper bleeder screw fitting and front disc brake rotor shield (2K004).
front disc brake rotor (1125) and disc brake caliper (2B120) assembly in such a
way as to prevent deformation of front disc brake rotor , and nicking,
scratching or contamination of brake linings/rotor surfaces. NOTE: To prevent damage, do not allow disc brake caliper to hang by the
front brake hose (2078) .
Remove caliper anchor plate bolts and discard. Position disc brake caliper
out of the way. Prevent separation of caliper housing from anchor bracket
because contamination of guide pin journals can occur.
NOTE: If excessive force must be used during front disc brake rotor
removal, the front disc brake rotor should be checked for runout prior to
If additional force is required to remove front disc brake rotor , apply Rust
Penetrant and Inhibitor F2AZ-19A501-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification
ESR-M99C56-A on front and rear rotor/hub mating surfaces. First, strike front
disc brake rotor between lug bolts (1107) with a plastic hammer. If this does
not work, attach 2-3 Jaw Puller 205-D027 (D80L-1013-A) or equivalent and remove
front disc brake rotor . Remove front disc brake rotor from wheel hub (1104)
assembly by pulling it off the lug bolts.
If original front disc brake rotor is being installed, make sure rotor
braking and mounting surfaces are clean.
to clean rust and foreign material from rotor and hub mounting faces when
installing new or old front disc brake rotors will result in high rotor runout,
which will speed up the development of brake roughness shudder
Apply a small amount of Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound
D7AZ-19A331-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A to pilot
diameter of front disc brake rotor.
Install front disc brake rotor on wheel hub assembly.
Install disc brake caliper and new caliper anchor bracket bolts on front disc
brake rotor . Tighten caliper anchor bracket bolts to 88-118 Nm (65-87 lb-ft).
to tighten lug nuts (1012) in a star pattern may result in high rotor runout,
which will speed up the development of brake roughness, shudder and
Install wheel and tire assembly on vehicle. Tighten lug nuts to 115-142 Nm
(85-104 lb-ft) using Rotunda Accutorq® Lug Nut Socket 164-R0303 or equivalent on
a 1/2 inch air impact wrench, or use a torque wrench.
Pump brake pedal prior to moving vehicle to position brake linings.
Section 04-01: Suspension and Wheel Hubs, Front
1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Wheel Hub Bolt
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove wheel and tire assembly. Refer to Section 04-04 .
Remove disc brake caliper (2B120), and front disc brake rotor (1125). Refer to Section 06-03 .
Brake Shoe and Lining
Remove brake master cylinder filler cap (2162). Check fluid level in brake master cylinder reservoir (2K478). Remove brake fluid until brake master cylinder reservoir is half full. Discard removed fluid.
Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
Remove wheel and tire assembly from front disc brake rotor mounting face. Use care to avoid damage or interference with disc brake caliper (2B120), front disc brake rotor shield (2K004) or front wheel knuckle (3K185).
Remove rear brake pin retainers (2N386). ( I think it is a T 40 torx bit you need)
NOTE: It is not necessary to disconnect hydraulic connections.
Lift disc brake caliper from front disc brake caliper anchor plate (2B292) and front disc brake rotor (1125). Do not pry directly against metal caliper piston or damage will occur.
Position disc brake caliper out of the way and support with wire to avoid damaging the disc brake caliper and front brake hose (2078).
Remove outer brake shoe and lining (2001) assembly from front disc brake caliper anchor plate.
Remove inner brake shoe and lining assembly.
Position lug bolt (1107) to clear front wheel knuckle (3K185).
Remove lug bolt from wheel hub (1104).
Install lug bolt into wheel hub.
Using a lug nut (1012), seat wheel hub bolt into wheel hub.
Install front disc brake rotor and disc brake caliper. Refer to Section 06-03 .
Install wheel and tire assembly. Tighten lug nut to 115-142Nm (85-104 lb-ft).
I could not wait 24hours for a responce, so I figuredit out on my own. I pressed in on the axel and when it receded onthe other sidethere was enough room for a scoket to take off the bearing case which is where you put in the lug nut bolts. Had them pressed into place and put everything esle back together, we are now up and running. Would like a refund on the service charge thank you seeing how know one helped me out except asking if I wanted to pay more for the answer. Have a great day kevin