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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel stud replacement

Doing the brakes on the girlfriends 2009 Tucson this past weekend and two of the wheel studs on the right front wheel got knicked. They aren't knicked to the point that they are stripped or ruined. I was able to get the lug nuts on, they are just a bit tighter threading on than they should be. However, they'll still need to be replaced.

Every other vehicle I've had to replace studs on you were able to just pound the studs out from the front and slip the new ones in from the back...however researching the limited articles online I could find for wheel stud replacement on a Tucson suggests that it's not that simple and that the hub assembly has to be removed to do so?

I have the studs here, but looking to get a bit of info before I go through all the effort of pulling it apart if it's not that simple of a job.
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Can the studs just be re-threaded?

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I have changed out plenty of wheel studs and most of them came out like you said, but there have been a few that I had to remove the hub to do it. Could be either way. If you were to cut new threads on the wheel stud, you would severely reduce the strength and integrity of the stud. The threads would most likely shred off as soon as you tightened it to torque specs.
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Now the next question, could these studs be left for a bit until I have more time to replace them? The lug nuts are bottomed out as they should be and and tight, it was just the very end threads that got knicked.
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If it's just the end of the stud, and the lug nut is past that point when fully tightened I wouldn't worry about it, as for the thread being tight at that point either run a die nut over the first few turns of thread or use a thread file to brush up the knicked thread. When you say the nuts are 'bottomed out' I guess you mean fully tight against the rim? If the nut is running fully down the stud and the tip of the cone is touching the hub through the rim your rim is u/s. This sometimes happens on steel rims when the lug nuts are repeatedly overtorqued, damaging the lug nut seat area.
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Can the studs just be re-threaded?
If the lug nuts went on without a lot of extra effort, that's already been done.......and I think he is about to do something that is totally unnecessary.......and might make matters a LOT worse instead of better.
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I just did a brake job and snapped 4 studs on one of the front wheels. I freaked out at first, thinking I'd have to pull the hub, but came across one really good suggestion on the interwebs. I used my Dremel to cut a slot in the dust shield. I then sprayed down the old studs with some PB Blaster because they were really rusty and after letting them sit for a bit gave them a few smacks with a sledge hammer and they popped right out. I slid in the new studs and used this
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with this http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-electric-impact-wrench-68099.html and seated the new studs like nothing.
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$22 ??

We just walk into part dept and grab a couple 12mm flat washer and an old wheel nut..

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