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Two studs on my front left wheel snapped and im currently running on two lugs. I was wondering if it was possible to remove the hub and put a new one on or if I should buy spacers that I saw on ebay. If anyone has an opinion please post, thank you?
 

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dont buy the spacers, what would that help? why don't you just replace those 2 studs? they just press out and press back in.
 

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I would replace all 4 studs, and all 4 lug nuts too. Studs are available in various lengths. If you arent using the stock steel wheels, be sure the studs you get are long enough for the nuts to be seated and have about 3 complete threads sticking out beyond the nut.
 

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uh put down the car keys and walk away..... dont drive a car with 2 lug nuts on it einstein!!

the broken studs should hammer out, they are just held in place by splines and press fit tension


just use some washers and a lug nut to pull the new ones into place
 

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they wont fit out/in past the spindle if you have the 10" front brakes. for some reason the 9" brake spindles have enough clearance.

if you have the 10" brakes you need to have the hubs pressed out of the spindle in order to replace the studs.

let me guess, you're running 17's or something without hubcentric rings?
 

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you might be able to grind a little off the head of the stud to get it to clear the spindle, I have never replaced an escort stud, but I have cheated like that on other cars
 

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I've replaced a couple of studs on the frontof my '97, and grinding a bit off the heads of the studs work. I also had to trim the dust shield a bit for clearance.

Casey
 

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I know this post is a bit old, but how easy or not is to replace the rear stud is not broken but a friend of mine stripped the thread by not usig his hand to make sure it entered good and use instead the impact wrench and wedge it in there.

Have a new bold and stud but want to know before removing the drum. I dont like to waste to much time on a simple thing like that.
 

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Drum, so this is on the back I take it. On the back the hub and bearings are one assembly that can be removed without a press. I think there is a reasonable amount of room back there as well so you may not even have to remove it.
 

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Drum, so this is on the back I take it. On the back the hub and bearings are one assembly that can be removed without a press. I think there is a reasonable amount of room back there as well so you may not even have to remove it.
Exactly im not in mood to remove the hub so i'll take a look at it tomorrow if erika let me, to see if i am able to remove the lug and install the other with ease and with out removing the hub.
 

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Rain hold on for me, Replaced the rear stud and it was very simple, did not have to remove the hub, I took more time removing the drum than the stud.

There is enough room to remove and install the stud. The space available is like 3 1/2 aprox. of space between the hub to the back plate (metal dust cover).

Now for the records rear stud are easy not like the front ones.
 

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The front ones aren't all that bad on the 10" front brakes actually.

I took my 4" grinding wheel to the hub carrier and removed about 1/8" of material from a small portion of the hub...just enough to let the studs come out. I was able to hammer out the old one and fit the new one in without removing the hub/bearing.
 

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I had no problem on the 10" brakes... just pryed back the dust sheild and beat the hell out of it. There was only 1 spot really though that it would work at with the position on the hub...
 

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A good 15 lbs sledgehammer will take those stud on out for ya :D But I agree with Celery, don't drive that motha with only 2 studs unless you want to be replacing a LOT more than two $1.50 studs. Worst case scenario, go to a JY and snag some.
 
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