Honda Civic/Del Sol 1996-2000

Wheel Lug Studs

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REPLACEMENT



Front

Replacing a front wheel lug stud will require removal of the front steering knuckle from the vehicle and replacement of the axle nut. In addition to replacing the axle nut, on some Civic and Civic del Sol models, the front wheel bearing must be replaced, as the front hub is pressed into the bearing. On these models, the hub must be pressed out of the bearing to allow enough room for the wheel lug stud to be removed from and installed into the hub.

To replace a front wheel lug stud proceed as follows:

  1. Remove the front knuckle assembly.
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  3. Press the front hub out of the wheel bearing assembly.
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On some models of the Civic and Civic del Sol you may have to unbolt the hub sub-assembly from the knuckle.

  1. Place the back side of the hub squarely over a suitable deep well impact socket just large enough to clear the button head of the stud.
  2.  
  3. Using a hydraulic press, or a suitable ball peen hammer, drive the stud out of the hub into the socket.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Place the front side of the hub flush with the deep well socket used for removal. Make sure the socket is deep enough to ensure that the threaded portion of the stud will not contact the bottom of the socket when it is fully installed.
  2.  
  3. Drive the threaded portion of the stud though the back of the hub until the button head portion of the stud bottoms on the hub.
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  5. Replace the wheel bearing.
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  7. Press the hub into the wheel bearing assembly.
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  9. If the hub sub-assembly was removed, install it onto the knuckle.
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  11. The balance of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal, noting the following points:

    For every stud replaced, use a new wheel lug nut. Torque the lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
     
    Install a new axle nut and torque the nut to 181 ft. lbs. ( 245 Nm), then stake the nut.
     

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Rear
  1. Remove the rear hub assembly.
  2.  
  3. Place the back side of the hub squarely over a suitable deep well impact socket just large enough to clear the button head of the stud.
  4.  
  5. Using a hydraulic press, or a suitable ball peen hammer, drive the stud out of the hub into the socket.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Place the front side of the hub flush with the deep well socket used for removal. Make sure the socket is deep enough to ensure that the threaded portion of the stud will not contact the bottom of the socket when it is fully installed.
  2.  
  3. Drive the threaded portion of the stud though the back of the hub until the button head portion of the stud bottoms on the hub.
  4.  
  5. The balance of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following points:

    For every stud replaced, use a new wheel lug nut. Torque the lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
     
    Install a new axle nut and torque the nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm), then stake the nut.
     

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