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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
..PINGGGGgggg! Breaker bar goes slack. Did I get it??? Breaker bar falls to the ground, lug nut inside the socket.......along with a 1" long section of my lug stud! DAMMIT!! Broke off the lug bolt/stud, right at the brake rotor! WHY ME?? The last nut...on the last rim...the very last one...and it's BUSTED!! Unbelievable!
originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
I think I'd have lost my cool with that after a month.
I'd've gone to my shed - taking neither food nor water - and not emerged until after completion of some sort of over-complex probing, nail-attracting magnetic-array.
In fact, I'm so distractible that I might just go ahead and do that...
It's going to be a long September.
As far out in BFE as you are that must have cost about $20.00 in gas for the round-trip. Talk about adding insult to injury...
The ordeal meant another trip to NAPA, but it's all back together now and runs like a top!
I haven't checked, but that procedure sounds like a good topic for an Instructable. I'm sure there are a lot of DIY folks on the Internets, like me, that would over-think this and take 3 days to do something that took you only a few hours.
No, you have to take off the wheel, brake caliper, caliper bracket (which is always a bitch) and then the brake rotor. You actually have to jack the rotor off. Only then can you get to the hub where the lug studs are pressed in. Then you have to drive out the old lug studs and press new ones into the hub. A hydraulic press would have been nice, but I'd have had to pull the axle for that. I just improvised a way to drive them out with an air chisel, and then used a stack of washers to press the new ones back in by using a flat straight through lug nut (I bought special just for this). I just put the stud in from behind and then put the stack of washers on the other side of the hub and used an air impact wrench to suck the lug nut down onto the washers and press the stud in from behind