REMOVAL & INSTALLATION With Disc Brakes
- Raise and support the appropriate end of the vehicle safely using jackstands, then remove the wheel.
- Remove the brake pads and caliper. Support the caliper aside using wire or a coat hanger. For details, please refer to Brakes of this guide.
- Remove the rotor. For details on wheel bearing removal, installation and adjustment, please refer to General Information and Maintenance of this guide.
- Properly support the rotor using press bars, then drive the stud out using an arbor press.
If a press is not available, CAREFULLY drive the old stud out using a blunt drift. MAKE SURE the rotor is properly and evenly supported or it may be damaged.
See Figures 1 and 2
- Clean the stud hole with a wire brush and start the new stud with a hammer and drift pin. Do not use any lubricant or thread sealer.
- Finish installing the stud with the press.
See Figure 3
If a press is not available, start the lug stud through the bore in the hub, then position about 4 flat washers over the stud and thread the lug nut. Hold the hub/rotor while tightening the lug nut, and the stud should be drawn into position. MAKE SURE THE STUD IS FULLY SEATED, then remove the lug nut and washers.
- Install the rotor and adjust the wheel bearings.
- Install the brake caliper and pads.
- Install the wheel, then remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
- Tighten the lug nuts to the proper torque.