GM Storm/Spectrum 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Wheel Lug Studs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle
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  3. If replacing the stud in a brake drum, removal of the drum is required. Refer to Brakes of this repair guide for the proper procedure.
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  5. If replacing a wheel stud that is in the hub assembly, remove it according to the procedure outlined later in this Section.
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  7. Once the brake drum or hub is removed from the vehicle, drive the damaged stud from the unit using the proper equipment. If a press is not available, remove the stud using a hammer and a brass drift. Make sure to properly support the drum or hub.
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When using a press, hammer and brass drift, personal injury from flying metal may result. Always were proper eye and facial protection.

To install:
  1. Line up the serrations on the replacement stud with the serrations in the hub or drum.
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  3. If installing the stud into a brake drum, drive into position using a press or hammer and brass drift. In order to avoid damage to the drum, support the drum carefully during installation.
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  5. If installing the stud into a hub, perform the following:
    1. With the stud already positioned in the hub, add enough washer to take up space while you draw the stud into its bore.
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    3. Install the lug nut, flat-side facing the washers, and tighten until the stud is seated in the hub flange.
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    5. Remove the nut and washers.
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  7. Install the hub or drum onto the vehicle as required.
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  9. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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