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i need to know how to replace wheel studs. my cv joint blew and it ended up ripping the wheel studs right off the hub, knocking my wheel clean off. i wasn't going fast when it fell of so it didn't reck anything but i need tyo replace the broken wheel studs. i got 3 of them out, one is frozen in it. i got new ones but i can't get them in. there is no room to slide them in. anybody done this before? if so i really need info on it bad. thanks
 

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I've never done it on an escort but here's my suggestions:

You should remove the hub from the axle/bearing assembly to prevent damaging anything else. I believe the escorts use press in studs so you'll have to drive them out with a hammer and punch. This will be time consuming and aggrevating. Use A LOT of penetrating oil on the studs. If you have a press of some sort, use it as it'll be much faster this way. While doing this be sure to take care with the hub assembly to avoid damaging it. You may need to heat up the hub a little to get the studs out. A propane torch will be fine. If you use an oxyacetelyne setup be careful to avoid getting the hub too hot. If the hub's been heat treated you may end up softening the hub if you get it too hot making it unsafe. A propane torch will take a very very very long time to get a hub that hot so you'll be fine if you use one of those. To install the new studs simply hammer them in. Heat shouldn't be required for this but it may be required if they're stubborn going in :wink:

Hope that helps :D

Matt 8)
 

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gluehead said:
thanks alot. that sounds like it will work, but it how do you get the hub out of the spindle. sounds like alot of work
Yup, it's a lot of work 8O

Didn't even think about this. The spindle is press fitted with the wheel bearing into the steering knuckel. I would only reccomend using a press to get it out thought. You'll for sure damage something if you try and hammer the bearing out. You could try and remove the studs with it still on, but it would be best if you took the hub off. If you don't have the tools to do this I suggest you follow sandman's advice and hit a junk yard for a whole new assembly :wink:

Matt 8)
 
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