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Broken lug nut stud

I have 2 broken lug nut studs on my 04 F-150 2x4. Its the drivers side rear wheel. I don't have aton of money and wanna fix it myself. how do I do it.

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Go to a NAPA store and either ask them, when you buy the studs...or buy a Chiltons manual $20 and read
Good Luck

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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