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Need to replace lug bolts

I have 1983 w 150 dodge pickup truck cant get rotor off took off snap rings still wont come off what can I do

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  • marionbagget May 11, 2010

    Please give more info on what you are doing. Are you removing brake caliper, rotor, lug bolts ?



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You have to rap it good with a big hammer. They will come off. Try spraying the center hub with WD 40 or penetrating oil and let it set for a while.

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How do i remove left front axle from a 1993 mercury topaz

  • 3 Jack up the vehicle using the designated jack points. Then place the jack stands under the pinch welds in the front of the vehicle and lower the vehicle onto the vehicle.
  • 4 Finish loosening the lug nuts and remove the wheel.
  • 5 Loosen the spindle nut using the spindle nut socket attachment on your impact wrench.
  • 6 Loosen and remove the top and bottom bolts on the brake caliper and secure it to the coil springs using the zip ties.
  • 7 Remove the brake rotor. To do this, simply pull the rotor straight off the hub assembly.
  • 8 Separate the lower control arm from the damper fork.
  • 9 Pull the cotter pin out of the bolt holding the lower control arm to the steering knuckle. To do this, you'll need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers.
  • 10 Loosen the bolt holding the lower control arm to the steering knuckle. You'll need to use the tie-rod end puller to do this correctly.
  • 11 Swing the hub and steering knuckle out of the way. You will need to simultaneously negotiate the end of the half shaft out of the hub assembly while getting the hub and steering knuckle out of the way.
  • 12 Pry the half shaft out of the transmission using a flat-head screwdriver. You will need to place the screwdriver tip in between the shaft and the transmission and rotate the screwdriver back and forth, and the shaft will pop out of the transmission.
  • 13 Insert the new half shaft. Make sure that you are inserting the end of the shaft with the retaining ring into the transmission housing. This ring is a "snap ring," meaning that when the shaft is properly inserted and secure, you will hear an audible "snap." Use hard grease to get the snap ring to "float" in the middle of the groove, where it sits on the end of the shaft. Then insert the shaft. If you do not use hard grease to center the ring on the groove, you will not be able to insert the shaft all the way into the transmission.
  • 14 Reassemble the hub assembly and steering knuckle, and put the wheel back on. This will be the reverse of removal.
  • 15 Tighten the lug nuts, lower the vehicle to the ground and do a final torqueicon1.png on the lug nuts to 100 ft-lb.
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Removing the front rotors on my k3500 chevy truck

if you took the tire, brake caliper and everything off and you are replacing the rotors then spray some wd-40 or pb blaster around the lug nut bolts and the center and let it set and work into it. if you cant wiggle it off then take a regular hammer and smack the back of the rotor. sometimes the rust and brake dust will build up and cause it to stick.

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I was changing front passenger side tire when lug nuts snapped bolt off. How do I change lug bolts out to new one. Plan to change all for bolts and lug nuts for this tire.

take tire off, take brake caliper off, remove rotor, take nut and bearing off, then hammer out old studs and hammer in new ones. Tim

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I bought brake rotors for my 93 toyota truck an it came with no studs, do i take the old ones off or gotta buy new?

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1.Because every time the lug bolt is installed, and tightened on the lug bolt, the bolt stretches. Eventually the bolt will weaken.

If the lug bolts have been put on by an impact wrench, this could turn out to be a real issue.

The correct procedure is to tighten the bolts using a torque 'stick', or on the final tightening, use a torque wrench.

This torque stick is a 1/2 inch extension. Resembles a 1/2 socket wrench extension, that is 6 inches long.
Will twist slightly when the proper torque value is reached.
The lug nuts should always be tightened in the proper sequence, also.

2.Because the area of the lug bolt, that goes through the brake rotor has been knurled. This swells the area a few thousandths of an inch.
Makes the bolt stay in place.

When the lug bolt is installed, some of the knurling is sheared away. Reusing an used lug bolt is not a good practice.

I realize the price of the lug bolts may be high, but I value your life, and wanted to tell you the correct advice, and procedure.

You may not know the lug bolts you reused off of your old rotors are bad, until you are on the highway clipping along at a fast speed, and then it's too late.

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Should there be a snap ring holding rotors in place on a 1999 dodge stratus?I get front end shaking at certain speeds.

Have the front end checked by a mechanic. The problem could be wheel balancing, front end alignment, broken tire belt or a number of related things. The rotors are held in place by the wheel lug nuts. Good luck!

Nov 29, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Stratus

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I have a 95 Chevy suburban and I am trying to change the rotor and can not get it off. The lugs are attached to the rotor and not sure what I should do

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.

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1994 Isuzu Pickup replace rotor, caliper, repack wheel barrings.

Remove caliper, then the caliper bracket that supports the pads and caliper. The rotot should have one or two threaded holes near the lug nut studs. You install a bolt here (Correct thread pitch) and thread it in to "pop" off the rotor. (They are usually rusted on.)
Keep in mind that the new caliper needs to have the brake fluid bled.

Oct 01, 2009 | 1994 Isuzu Pickup

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I took off the brake caliper but i cant take off the rotor

The rotor is rusted on spray some penetrating oil around the hub .Then take a big hammer and just smack the rotor on the surface that the pads ride on . I use a 3 pound hammer myself:)

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How do you remove the rotors

not sure what your asking you want to remove your brake rotors?

Jul 02, 2009 | 1983 Dodge Pickup

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Replacment of wheel lug bolts on rear wheels

The bolts can be replaced 1 of 2 ways w/o pulling axle. Need to take rotor off and either press bolts out with an arbor press or can be tapped out with a copper or brass hammer. Once out, the new ones can be pressed in by putting about 4 or 5 washers on and then tightening the lug nut down until the lug is pulled snug into the roter. Once snug, the roter can then be reinstalled on the wheel and brake assy put back. Caution!! Brake assy needs to be supported up out of the way with wire or coat hanger while removing rotor. Undo force of weight on brake pad assy can damage hose or unit itself.

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