Wheel Stud

Inspect/Replace

To inspect the wheel stud:

  • Raise the vehicle with the appropriate hoist, and properly secure it.
  • Loosen the lug nuts using a lug wrench.
  • Remove the wheel.
  • Test the security of the stud.
  • Wheel studs are shoulder press-fit, so if it wobbles or wiggles, you'll need to replace it.
  • Also check to see if the stud threads are broken, rusty or corroded. If necessary, replace the stud
  • Refer to your vehicle's service manual. On some disc brake vehicles you may need to replace the entire rotor hub assembly because individual stud replacement isn't recommended.

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