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matt

matt 10/1/2019

1992 Buick Regal Limited 6 Cyl 3.80L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

How to replace a wheel stud

I own Haynes manual for vehicle however section on replacing wheel studs says steps involved are same for front and rear wheel studs. I'm attempting to replace one stud on each front wheel and it seems to me I need to remove the hub nut to be able to install new studs. There doesn't seem to be enough room to follow instructions in manual. I finally was able to get the hub nut off and now I'm stuck thinking I still have to disassemble more of the hub including loosening four bolts holding bearings and other parts of axle. I thank you in advance for any advice,matt.

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Jimm

Jimm 10/1/2019

You should be able to remove the caliper, brake pads, and rotor off of the hub. When you get these parts removed, there should be plenty of room to get the studs out and replace them.

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Jimm 10/1/2019

You should be able to remove the caliper, brake pads, and rotor off of the hub. When you get these parts removed, there should be plenty of room to get the studs out and replace them.

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Jimm 10/1/2019

You should be able to remove the caliper, brake pads, and rotor off of the hub. When you get these parts removed, there should be plenty of room to get the studs out and replace them.

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matt 10/2/2019

Yes i forgot to mention I removed all the brake components(wire supporting the caliper). I'm left with just the hub with the remaining studs. I'm not able to insert the new stud from backside of hub die to lack of room. It's as if I needed about a half an inch shorter stud but I know that's not the solution.Is it possible I can use a two-jaw puller and remove the hub?

Jimm

matt 10/7/2019

Thanks jimm but I initially removed all brake components and on the front due to having the hub mounting bracket (front wheel drive) unless the hub is removable and stuck, it seems I'm stuck. Thanks for the input.

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