I was comin home from work today,..Typically a 45min ride, however being that it’s a long weekend I was planning on breaking a record,...
When I finally pulled onto my street I started to hear a clanging sound from the right front tire. I removed the center cap to show that I broke two wheel studs instead,.....I know I am an idiot but if some of you guys could please advise me on how difficult this job is for I have to get on it first thing in the AM.
Can I find these parts at any AutoZone or Napa? Also,..is there anything specific I should be looking out for as well?
Automobile(s): 2015 Mazda3 S GT Hatchback 2013 Kia Optima SXL
Re: Broken Lugs and Studs
I just recently, broke a wheel stud, on my Caddy, and, my wife's Infiniti, in the same day. You can get the wheel studs at any auto parts store. To change them, just hammer the broken ones out, remove the brake components (caliper, rotor, caliper bracket), install the new stud from behind the hub, use a few flat washers, and a lug nut, and turn the new stud in. You will most likely have to use more force to get the studs in, than would be used to torque thw lug nuts to install your wheels. the important part, is to get the wheel stud completely seated. Just look behind the hub, and see that the shoulder on the new stud, is flat against the hub.
Tony, who put your lug nuts on last? I doubt that the lug was properly torsioned, and probably way too tight. I have seen a lot of shops nowadays stop using their torque sticks for their impact guns, and this would be a plausible cause for your problem.
I have to replace three studs on right front wheel hub. I have removed the broken studs (had to hammer the s""t out of them" There does not appear to be enough clearance behind the hub to install the new ones. Anyone have a tip on installing the studs. Would like to avoid removing the hub as I think I would have to replace the speed sensor.
Thanks for the reply.1998 Eldorado. I'm working on it right now just took a coffee break. I have it up and have rotated the hub to several positions but no luck. It looks like it isclose when rotated to the right between 2 and 4 o'clock. Just need about a 16th. Have a call into friend I'm thinking about grinding the casting about a 16th. It looks pretty heavy duty. If you have a suggestion I would appreciate it. Thanks
I have the brake rotor and caliper off.When you say caliper mounting bracked I think you mean the assy that retains the disc pads. The casting that the caliper is mounted to is attached to the strut/spring assemby and the bottom of it is around the drive axel or cv joint. and the tie rods are attached to it. Maybe I'm missing something. The lug bolt is actually slightly shorter as it does not have the 1/4" unthreaded tip. This is a 98 Eldorado right front maybe it is a little different. If i am incorrect regarding the caliper mounting bracket please let me know. Thanks