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Old 02-19-2004, 12:23 AM   #1
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Ok so I broke off a wheel stud on my front driver side wheel a little while ago while rotating my tires. I guess I had the impact gun set a little too high and did not notice the nut had stopped moving till it was too late.

I know in some cars you can just pound the wheel stud out with a punch and hammer then use an old open ended lug nut to pull the new stud through.

Can I do this on the 89 Bonne too or am I going to have to take it to a shop so they can press the stud out?
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Hub, studs, and wheel bearing are integral on the front, don't think I'd want to be pounding onnit. That said if you have the axle nut socket (36 mm ?) is about 15 minutes to remove and use a press.
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Hub, studs, and wheel bearing are integral on the front, don't think I'd want to be pounding onnit. That said if you have the axle nut socket (36 mm ?) is about 15 minutes to remove and use a press.

Grr don't have a press :(

I really don't want to tak e the car to someone to have it fixed. Espesialy since I am going to get a new car in a couple of months.
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If it were up to me i'd just pound it out.. Then again i'm stupid sometimes haha. On my brother'* eclipse we just pounded out that japanese sucker (felt good too!) but i dont know if they have the one piece hub and bearing, etc.

I still don't think pounding it out would likely cause problems but i haven't tried it so don't blame me!! :o

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Didn't say you should not pound, just not on the car. Remove the hub and support the flange so not stressing the bearing then pound away.

Since I have had to replace both front wheel hubs on our '90 already and plan to keep it for a while, would tend to be gentle with it where possible & removal is not that big a deal (at least in central Florida where rust is not an issue).
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I think you'll find it will come right out without POUNDING. Some hitting but not sledge hammer POUNDING. The issue is if you'll be able to get a full lenght stud in with out removing the hub assembly. Get new stud firts and see if the angle is to sharp to get in there. If theres room to put stud in and your worried about transm iting shock to your bearing you can back the hub near stud you are driving out with a hammer, holding the handle toward you pulling and tap the stud with other hammer. This may be a handfull if you need to use a punch because the stud is broken. Seriously none of the studs I've ever had to replace came out very hard.

Also its not that big of a job to remove entire hub assembly as well. But for just one stud ?
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pound it out drive it in with a impact gun
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make sure you have a BFH
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When working on cars - very,very important to have many BFT'*. BFH,BFSD, BFBB,BFAC,BFIG, the list goes on and on ! I have a couple of heavy trucks so I have many,many BFW'*, BFS'*, GBFBB and if that dont work I get out the BFP
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