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Old 06-17-2018, 08:18 AM   #1
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Angry Broken stud

Morning all. Hope all are happy campers, happy Fathers Day if applicable
So, I took the PrimeTime for fresh tires. The OEMs looked pretty old and cracked.
All went well, except they managed to break one stud off half way up.
I still have 19 more and could put a lug on the remnant and be fine for years... but I'd rather do it right.
Question for anyone who has ever had this happen. Should I replace just the stud or the wheel hub? $5 plus (my)labor for stud or $40 for the hub.
This is an 8yo trailer, had the hubs off 3 years ago, never had to remove a stud before. My tech level is knowledgeable amateur. I don't have specialized tools but know a good machine shop and I have 10 different sized hammers How hard will it (probably) be to remove the stud from the hub?
(I did a search for old threads but could not find any; could be b/c iPad browser is less than stellar)
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:26 AM   #2
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Morning all. Hope all are happy campers, happy Fathers Day if applicable
So, I took the PrimeTime for fresh tires. The OEMs looked pretty old and cracked.
All went well, except they managed to break one stud off half way up.
I still have 19 more and could put a lug on the remnant and be fine for years... but I'd rather do it right.
Question for anyone who has ever had this happen. Should I replace just the stud or the wheel hub? $5 plus (my)labor for stud or $40 for the hub.
This is an 8yo trailer, had the hubs off 3 years ago, never had to remove a stud before. My tech level is knowledgeable amateur. I don't have specialized tools but know a good machine shop and I have 10 different sized hammers How hard will it (probably) be to remove the stud from the hub?
(I did a search for old threads but could not find any; could be b/c iPad browser is less than stellar)
Just replace the stud, itís an easy job just time consuming. You donít need any special tools, just get a bunch of flat washers with a larger hole diameter than the stud and use them to pull the stud all the way in.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:30 AM   #3
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It's been a few years since I've had to replace a stud, but I did do it with basic tools...BFH...and a little sweat. At $40 for hub, I'd call it a toss up. Spend the time removing the broken one or just get a hub and be done.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:34 AM   #4
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If your lucky you may be able to drive the broken stud out with out removing the hub. Good luck which ever way you get it done.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:43 AM   #5
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Curious, how did they break the stud, over torquing maybe?
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:44 AM   #6
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I agree itís a toss up I have replaced several studs one or two practically fell out others tested my sanity. Honestly I might lean towards a new hub just because my luck isnít always good and in back of my mind I am thinking about changing tires on roadside and another stud breaks odds would be extremely slim but it would be there
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I’d love to know how they managed to do it. I had the lugs off to check the brakes last, hand started each one so no cross threading. checked the torque a couple of times after, never had a battle.
Since there is so much stud left I’d say it didn’t bind until halfway up the shaft. The rest came off easily. I think someone was rushing and tried to plow through too much rust. They could have tapped it instead of breaking it but weren’t equipped to.
Well I’m going to try the stud before I order the hub.
Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:41 PM   #8
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A machine shop will charge you $10 to remove/replace a stud if the old one is rusted in there.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:47 AM   #9
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Iíve heard that half the diameter of a bolt is enough length to hold a nut, but I would change it.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:05 AM   #10
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Just asking but if a shop broke your stud off.. Shouldn't they be finding someone to repair? Not saying I'd let them fix it.. But they should be getting a repair person to make it right. Either way it's not hard to swap one. Used to do it on the trails all the time on my jeep and lifted ranger.
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