Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/NX 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Wheel Lug Studs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front
  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front wheel hub and steering knuckle from the vehicle as outlined in this section.
  6.  
  7. Separate the wheel hub and knuckle using tools KV40101000, ST36230000 and 3-jaw puller.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolts securing the wheel hub to the rotor (1982-86 vehicles).
  10.  
  11. Drive the lug nut from the hub using a hammer or press.
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To install:
  1. Install the new lug bolt and draw the into place using the nut and a stack of washers.
  2.  
  3. Install the hub and rotor assembly onto the knuckle using a press.
  4.  
  5. Install the assembly onto the vehicle as outlined in this section.
  6.  
  7. Road test the vehicle.
  8.  

Rear
DRUM BRAKES
  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the grease cap, cotter pin and axle nut.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake drum from the vehicle as outlined in this section. Place the drum in a fixture so the force is concentrated on the hub.
  8.  
  9. Drive the lug bolt out of the brake drum.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Draw the lug bolt into the brake drum using the nut and a stack of washers.
  2.  
  3. Install the brake drum onto the vehicle as outlined in Brakes .
  4.  
  5. Install the wheel, lower the vehicle and check operation.
  6.  

REAR DISC BRAKES
  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the caliper and brake rotor as outlined in Brakes .
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel lug bolt by tapping through with a hammer if there enough clearance to remove the stud. If not, remove the center bearing cap, nut and bearing.
  8.  
  9. Remove the wheel hub from the vehicle. Drive the lug bolt out with a hammer or press.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Draw the new lug bolt into the hub using the nut and a stack of washers.
  2.  
  3. Install the hub onto the vehicle and torque the bearing nut to 137-188 ft. lbs. (186-255 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install a new cotter pin, grease cap, rear wheel and lower the vehicle.
  6.  

 
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