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Removal of broken wheel studs on 2004 saturn ion

All of the wheel studs broke off of the front passengers side wheel and I have purchased the new studs but I am having trouble removing the old ones.What is the easiest way to get these out and the new ones in?

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  • isaacs_lisa7 Jun 16, 2009

    I have already pounded the broken studs out but there is not enough clearance to get them completely our of the hub.. do I need to remove the hub in order to get them out or am I missing something?

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Line up the hole with the stud and beat it out with a 3or4 pound ball peen hammer.

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The studs are pressed in and you need to use a big (mini sledge) hammer to knock them out. It will take a couple of good blows to push them out. To install the new ones, push the stud in from the back as far as it will go. Put some washers over the stud so that about 4 threads are present and lubricate the threads with bearing grease. Put your wheel nut on the stud and start to tighten the nut to the washers. This will pull the stud through so that the splined section will engage the hub assembly. Put more washers on if needed. Hope this helped.

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