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Old 05-30-2002, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Help! Stripped a wheel stud. How hard is it to replace?

So, to make a long story short, the store that mounted my snows last fall cross threaded one of the studs. When I put my summer wheels on, I noticed that nut was hard to remove, relative to the others, but didn't think anything of it until I was unable to reinstall the nut. In trying to do so, I stripped the stud pretty good. I have maybe a three eighths of an inch of good threads left at the base of the stud.

Can I have a new stud pressed in? Should I file off the messed up threads and try to catch the good ones with a new nut?

What should I do? Any ideas considered.

TIA

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Old 05-30-2002, 02:32 PM   #2
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So, to make a long story short, the store that mounted my snows last fall cross threaded one of the studs. When I put my summer wheels on, I noticed that nut was hard to remove, relative to the others, but didn't think anything of it until I was unable to reinstall the nut. In trying to do so, I stripped the stud pretty good. I have maybe a three eighths of an inch of good threads left at the base of the stud.

Can I have a new stud pressed in? Should I file off the messed up threads and try to catch the good ones with a new nut?

What should I do? Any ideas considered.

TIA

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You should replace that stripped stud. At least we've got a 5-bolt setup so I'd put a wheel back on it, tighten down the 4 good lugnuts, and then take it to a wheel shop/dealership/mechanic etc to get the stripped stud replaced.

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Old 05-30-2002, 02:48 PM   #3
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The studs aren't that hard to replace. On the GC8 cars you had to remove the ABS sensor ring. Then you have to hammer the bad stud out the back side of the hub. To get the new one in you can either use an impact wrench, or muscle it by hand with a long handled socket. The studs have splines on them so that they don't spin inside of their mounting hole. You can use your regular lug nuts to help pull it up tight but you will have to stack a handfull of washers on the stud so that you don't bottom out the nut (since it's got the cute little chrome cap on the end).
I changed one of mine the morning of an autocross, and it probably didn't take me more than 30 minutes. But having an impact wrench probably made a big difference there. Overall it's pretty easy though.
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thanks for the help! If I can find a local dealership that has a stud in stock, I'll fix it this weekend.

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Old 05-31-2002, 08:30 AM   #5
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Or Tire shops can do it too (i.e Schucks, Les Scwhab)
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