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How to replace a wheel stud

I've got a stripped wheel stud on my 2003 nissan sentra with drum brakes need to replace. Please give me some direction.

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You will have to remove your wheel hub, by removing the center cap, then removing it's retaining nut (it may have a cotter pin, or a crimped nut that you have to bend up to remove it). You will need a vise to press out the stripped stud. Use a socket that's a little larger than the stripped stud so the vise will press it out as you tighten it. To press in your new stud, use the same socket on the opposite side so the new stud presses into place when you tighten it. It's really a easy repair, but you do have to have the tools to do it. As long as you have a decent set of hand tools, and a vise, you will be just fine.

I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.

Posted on May 17, 2009


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