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Old 10-21-2018, 07:40 PM
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Hello All,
I broke a rear axle wheel stud. This stubborn stud will not remove, I have tried penetrating oil and hitting it with a hammer (No Luck) I tried heating it up and hitting it with a hammer(still no luck). Do I need to pull the axle and have it pressed off? Never had one so stubborn.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-21-2018, 08:02 PM
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Put the hammer down and pull the axle for the press!
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Few blips with an air chisel should knock it out.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:47 PM
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Hitting a rear axle bearing sideways is never a good thing. They are not made for side load.
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AND, believe it or not, you can bend that flange....
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I agree with the guys above, never use a hammer to drive out studs, use an air hammer instead. Or, you can do like I am, and replace the whole axle with new ones that have screw in studs.




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Old 10-21-2018, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Vette5311 View Post
Put the hammer down and pull the axle for the press!
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AND, believe it or not, you can bend that flange....
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Properly support the flange and use a press to remove AND install the new studs. That's the only way to do it correctly.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:25 PM
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Thank You All, I guess I'll be pulling the axle, might as well change out both seals while I have it apart
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Thank You All, I guess I'll be pulling the axle, might as well change out both seals while I have it apart
if you've whaled on it with a big hammer, I suggest you check the trueness with a dial indicator before pulling the axle….
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:02 PM
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Very, very good points. 1. Verify it's still true while it is still in the car. 2. If it is still true, remove and use a press to do the job properly. Studs should really never be done on-car for the reasons already stated. As an emergency repair for a beater, sure. But a classic with original parts? Nah.....
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Could someone tack welded the head of the stud to the flange to prevent it from spinning?
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Could someone tack welded the head of the stud to the flange to prevent it from spinning?
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Studs are splined and pressed into the flange so they will not spin.
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Yup, pulled the axle and the air chisel did the job, replaced the stud, put the axle back in all good to go
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