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Broken Rear Lug Stud...

bluvous

Buick Newbie
I got a flat fixed by a tire shop and they broke a lug stud when taking off the rear wheel. Is it difficult to replace. I figure I'll have to take off the wheel, disc, and hub, tap the stud out and bang a new one back in. That is, if it doesn't screw out. Anyone been through this before?:sad:
 

Taco

Full Member
Stud Replacement

The wheel stud is easy to replace. Simply knock out the head of the broken stud and leave the hub in place. Feed in a new stud and use a number of flat washers as a spacer on the face of hub then use a wheel nut to pull the stud into place.
 

thejmfc

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While it's not that hard... the tire shop should have replaced it or paid someone else to replace it. They broke it. It's their fault that it's broken. They should replace it.

I had a tire place snap one of mine off, and they sent me to a place that they have an account at, and it was replace for free within 1/2 hour.
 

ezdriver

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I have one broken stud on left front wheel but I cannot prove that it was done by my tire shop when i recently put new tires on my RM. I noticed the broken stud only when I had to remove the wheel to reach the rear plug as I was changing the plugs and wires. Now three different places want at least $50 to replace the lug. Sucks. I am going to try and replace it myself tomorrow because I leave on Friday for an 1100 mile trip [Florida to Connecticut].
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G-887573

I got a flat fixed by a tire shop and they broke a lug stud when taking off the rear wheel. Is it difficult to replace. I figure I'll have to take off the wheel, disc, and hub, tap the stud out and bang a new one back in. That is, if it doesn't screw out. Anyone been through this before?:sad:
U can't pull it tru .hubs Cumming off
 

TollKeeper

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2004 GMC Envoy XUV, 2001 Pontiac Aztek
And since these trucks are known for eating hubs, I would wager a replacement is going to be easier, and better in the long run.
 

2007LucerneCXL

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2007 Lucerne CXL. and 1995 Lesabre currently, past 1973 Riviera, 1968 Riviera
I may be going out on a limb here but the OP may have resolved the problem over the last 16 years.
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