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Best way to change lug stud?

I have a stripped lug stud on my rear driver side wheel and I can't get the locking lug to go back on. It's stripped bad so I'm missing a lug.

What's the best way to replace it? I know you can hammer it out but as far as getting it back in correctly...
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im not positive but i would think you could just tighten down the nut to pull it into place.
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oh, maybe a stack of washers in there so you dont bottom out the lug
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im not positive but i would think you could just tighten down the nut to pull it into place.
Sounds about right but how do u keep the wheel from spinning when trying to tighten it down?
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it depends on what is stripped. 1.the wheel stud, 2. the lug nut, or 3. the ribbed hole in the axle shaft that the wheel stud is inserted? your answers are to fix 1. just hammer it out and do what lee said to basically pull/reverse press it into place. 2. buy a new locking lug (easy), 3. do what lee and I said but weld it in
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It's the wheel stud....

Check out this video and tell me what you guys think.
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Like he said, there are many ways to do it.
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Remove shaft, place splined end of shaft on block of wood, beat old stud out, flip the shaft around and set the lugs on the ground, place new stud through back side of hole. some hammer blows to get it into place....then.....take a socket and support the wheel mount on it, with the new lug inside the socker, then beat the **** out of the new wheel stud.

have fun! stud swaps are fun!



I've found we dont have the proper room to drive the stud out, then do the nut trick on our rear ends.
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The shop that did mine left the axle shaft in the truck.

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of course you leave the axle tube in the truck...no ubolts should be touched. lol.
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of course you leave the axle tube in the truck...no ubolts should be touched. lol.
Fixed b!tch. LOL
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then do the nut trick on our rear ends.
um what?
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I have to do this on my truck only its in the front rotor
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I beat out the stud with a hammer, Insert the new stud in the axle flange hole, them use either a large nut like the example on the movie as a spacer.(There are also lug stud installer tools which I have used and are really nice to help keep the stud square to the flange when you pull it through.), I then use an impact driver to pull the stud through. It is a lot easier with an impact especially when you have to keep the axle from turning while tightening. I hope that helps.
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Nut trick??
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Does it matter if its the rear end or the front? You can beat both of them out the same way?..

I looked under my truck and I can't see the backside of the stud that's stripped.

I'll take the tire off when I get home.
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beat the stud through with a hammer, put the new one in place, stack about 5 washers and put the lug nut back on, use the impact to pull it in place....done! simple
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Does it matter if its the rear end or the front? You can beat both of them out the same way?..

I looked under my truck and I can't see the backside of the stud that's stripped.

I'll take the tire off when I get home.
Pull wheel off, pull drum off, then you can see it. Can't see it as-is because the drum blocks your view.

Front on 2wds need the rotor pulled off, tone ring removed, then hammer out, hammer in.
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rather than hammer in, i prefer to stack some like 3/4" washers under a lug nut and throw an impact on it until its pulled all the way through..

i guess it helps having an impact though.
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I don't got an impact :(
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it made quick work of pulling the 5 studs into my new hub/rotor.
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welp good news gang.

I handled it! Beat that **** out with a hammer, put the other one in, used the round side of a wrench as my washer/spacer and pressed it in as much as I could, then thru the tire on and torqued the **** out of it.

Total cost $1.99
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Good price and good work.
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YES! yay! Robbie dun did it! lol.
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Good price and good work.
Thanks G.
It wouldn't of been possible without R-F!

Thanks all!
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