Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Wheel Lug Studs

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REPLACEMENT



With Disc Brakes

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Raise and support the appropriate end of the vehicle safely using jackstands, then remove the wheel.
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  3. Remove the brake pads and caliper. Support the caliper aside using wire or a coat hanger. For details, please refer to Brakes of this repair guide.
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  5. Remove the brake rotor. If equipped with rear disc brakes, remove the parking brake shoe assembly.
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  7. Install a lug nut on the end of the stud to be removed from the hub/bearing assembly. Turn the hub so that the stud being removed is lined up with the notch cast into the front of the steering knuckle. Install special stud removal tool C-4150, or equivalent, on the hub/bearing flange and wheel stud.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Use a C-clamp and socket to press out the stud



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Fig. Fig. 2: Force the stud into the hub using washers and a lug nut

  1. Tighten down on the special tool; this will push the stud out from behind the hub/bearing flange.
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To install:
  1. Clean the stud hole with a wire brush.
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  3. Install the new lug stud through the hole in the hub/bearing flange, 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.
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  5. Install the brake rotor. If equipped with rear disc brakes, install the parking brake shoe assembly.
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  7. Install the brake caliper and pads.
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  9. Install the wheel, then remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
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  11. Tighten the lug nuts to the proper torque.
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With Drum Brakes

See Figures 3, 4 and 5

  1. Raise the vehicle and safely support it with jackstands, then remove the wheel.
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  3. Remove the brake drum.
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  5. If necessary to provide clearance, remove the brake shoes, as outlined in Brakes of this repair guide.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the drum, axle flange and stud



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Fig. Fig. 4: Use a C-clamp and socket to press out the stud



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Fig. Fig. 5: Force the stud onto the axle flange using washers and a lug nut

  1. Using a large C-clamp and socket, press the stud from the axle flange.
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  3. Coat the serrated part of the stud with liquid soap and place it into the hole.
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To install:
  1. Position about 4 flat washers over the stud and thread the lug nut. Hold the flange 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.
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  3. If applicable, install the brake shoes.
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  5. Install the brake drum.
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  7. Install the wheel, then remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
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  9. Tighten the lug nuts to the proper torque.
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