GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Wheel Lug Studs

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REPLACEMENT



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. To remove the wheel, loosen all the lug nuts at least one full turn, before jacking up the car.
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  3. Raise and safely support the car.
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  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  7. Remove the brake assembly components.
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  9. Remove the hub assembly.
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  11. Remove the damaged stud using a C-clamp and pressing it out the back.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the damaged stud by using a C-clamp or tool J-6627-A, and pressing it out the back

To install:
  1. Install the new stud by inserting the stud into the hole.
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  3. Place washers on the stud, then install a lug nut and tighten evenly to pull stud into place.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Place washers on the stud, then install a lug nut and tighten evenly to pull the stud into place

  1. Make certain stud doesn't turn in the hub or it will strip out the hole. If stud doesn't fit very tight you'll need to replace the hub, too.
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  3. Remove the nut and washers after the stud is seated.
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  5. Reinstall the hub and brake components.
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  7. Install the wheel, then hand-tighten the lug nuts.
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  9. Lower the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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