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Old 09-07-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Stripped thread (Solved)

While changing a tire today, I had trouble getting the nut (stud) started. One was difficult turning. I took it off and it appears I stripped the bolt. Called the dealer and these bolts are pressed fit, so can't fix it myself. Have to take it to a Dealership to repair. Now only four studs on the wheel. I suspect it would be safe to travel with four studs, providing I check them frequently. There are tandem wheels on the WJ. These studs appear to be of very poor quality. I have never had this happen before and I've changed a lot of tires. Is this a common problem?
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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If you have access to the proper die nut, you could try to clean the threads up with it...nothing to lose!

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Old 09-08-2012, 05:26 AM   #3
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If they designed it with five, it needs five and not four. Thread chasers work fine unless the threads are very bad. You may not be able to get the proper torque on the stud after you re-cut the threads. You could always take the hub into your local garage and have them replace the stud. This doesn't necessarily have to go to a dealer.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:05 AM   #4
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wheel studs are easy to change, they are pressed into the brake drum

the old one will come out with a few hammer blows, install a new one using a lug nut and a couple of washers

thats how the dealer will change them
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:11 AM   #5
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If you're capable of removing the drum from the axle then you can change the Stud yourself by knocking the old one out with a quick blow from a hammer. Once removed you simply draw the new stud in with a standard nut or drive it in from the backside with a hammer and punch.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:15 AM   #6
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If you're capable of removing the drum from the axle then you can change the Stud yourself by knocking the old one out with a quick blow from a hammer. Once removed you simply draw the new stud in with a standard nut or drive it in from the backside with a hammer and punch.
I think the best way is to align the serrations and install a small stack of washers and turn the nut around backwards (Flat toward washers) and pull the stud in. Would not use a hammer to install a new stud.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:40 AM   #7
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Depending on how badly damaged the threads are, there may be a couple of options: 1) You can buy a "thread file" at most auto parts shops, these are designed to fit into the threads of different sized bolts. These will file out only the damaged portion of the threads leaving any undamaged portion alone. 2) You could order a "chase nut" from companies such as "Fastenal", "Grainger", or "McMaster-Carr". A chase nut can be screwed onto the damaged threads and is designed to sort of "push" the damaged portion of the threads back into place, this is not a thread-cutting die. Actually DO NOT use a thread cutting die on a damaged bolt/screw as it will cut/remove metal to make new threads. Replacing the stud is the best thing to do, and can be done by most anyone. Google instructions on how to do this, I'm sure there are at least 9999 videos out there for this.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #8
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I replaced all the studs on one wheel. Take the drum off and like stated before use hammer to remove old and nut with washers to install new. NAPA carries the exact stud. take one in for sample.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:04 AM   #9
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Word of caution before (DIY),have a New double lip grease seal in (Hand) before you replace the (Drum-hub assy). The way the Alco E-Z lub axles are machined for the rear grease chanell there (Sharp) edges that will cut the seal,on &off! Also the cotter pin hole for the castleated nut is drilled off center for the grease chanell,this is totally diffrent from most pin holes. The cotter pin has to make a 45 to go thru the nut? This is on the (Larger W/J & V Lites. Studs must be replaced,do (NOT) run a Die on them! Also replace the stud nut with a New one. Stud install in done in a press when new,that is how I would replace them. Protect the bearings,front & back from the (Rust & Brake dust). Youroo!!
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:38 AM   #10
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Before you go to all the trouble/expense of removing a hub, there is a simpler and cheaper way. If just the tip end is boogered, we use what is called sav-a-stud. It is a hinged die that you place on the stud at the end nearest the hub/rotor, then back the die off and it fixes the boogered part.

Here is a video on it, and you can order just the individual dies, without buying a whole kit like we have.

Make sure you use a new nut, and don't try to reuse the old one on the stud after you repair it.



You can call Esco here:

http://www.esco.net/tire-changing-eq...2&cat=0&page=1
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