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How to remove a front stud on my kia optima

Ive got the brakes and rotor off but the dust cover is stopping me from removing the studs

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You should see a cut out section where the caliper was mounted rotate the hub. to this cut out . There should be enough room to slam it out.

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Section 04-01: Suspension and Wheel Hubs, Front 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Wheel Hub Bolt Removal
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  1. Install front disc brake rotor and disc brake caliper. Refer to Section 06-03 .
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