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How to Replace Lug Nut Studs : Preparing a New Lug Nut Stud Surface

How to Replace Lug Nut Studs : Preparing a New Lug Nut Stud Surface

Hi! My name is Nate McCullough on behalf of In this clip we are going to talk about one of the steps involved in
changing a broken wheel stud. This step we are going to talk about in this clip is going
to be a little bit of surface prep and some things you are going to want to do to aid
in pulling that new stud. What I’ve got here is some liquid wrench, that is going to be
our lubricant. Take and shoot a little bit in our hole there just like so. We are also going to lubricate
our lug stud. What I’ve done is when I begin this job I put this lug stud in the freezer.
Any small amount of space saving is going to aid in this job. Putting this in the freezer
is going to cause the metal metalloid to contract which is going to allow it to fit in our receiving
hole a little better. There are several methods for pulling a stud. The method I prefer is
use a constant velocity joint nut just like so. Grab a lug nut here, won’t use that one,
will use this one here. We are going to start this lug nut on there just like so. All right,
what I like to do is take my little pry bar here and I am going to set it between two
other good studs. As you can see that is going to apply resistance for me so I can go ahead
and pull that stud through. Set my 4-way on there. As I am tightening this lug nut down, what
we are doing is making a sandwich between the splines on the stud and the CV nut. What
that is allowing us to do is to pull the stud through the back. We are going to pull it
through till it is flat just like one of these. Once I get it seated, I’ll rotate the hub
and show you what we have done. All right, you can see how we’ve pulled that stud through
and take and loosen up my rig here. You are going to want to flip your blocker wrench
over just like so now that we are going in the opposite direction. Like I said there are several methods of pulling
studs. This is the one that I’ve always used. You only need one CV nut. They work for pretty
much all of them. Roll it around and as you can see our stud is seated nice and flat and
the blinds are fully engaged and that’s the proper way in my opinion to pull a new lug

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60 thoughts on “How to Replace Lug Nut Studs : Preparing a New Lug Nut Stud Surface

  1. all u fackers need to learn about the air hammer, u are wasting your time with your cv bullcrap, keep hackin em up!!!

  2. You dont need a constant velocity nut! Just a stack of flat washers will do! Turn the lug nut arround backwards so that the cone is facing you and pull the stud through. This is 100% esier is you have a friend with a impact wrench.

  3. what about 3" studs on an SN95 rear axle with the abs gear?…do i have to take it to a machine shop?

  4. i do this alot. i use the cv shaft nut, but i put it the other way, then put and old nut on and pull it in with a air gun. we work flat rate, and don't get paid to freeze them or pull the stud in by hand. and we never use lubricate, its illegal to use it on wheel studs.

  5. Not good to use a bar on your threads you can damage them, not good to force your bolt to go in by screwing this can force your threads, and they will live less longuer, better use a empty socket and a big C clamp, the lubricant is ok if it's one who evaporate like WD-40 but never use grease or stuff like this. – A professionnal

  6. @expertvillage my stud is loose and it wont let me take off the lug nut to replace my tires. as im turning the nut the wjole thing turns with it. so all i have to do is get that screw to attach to the stud, then put a lug nut on it then tighten it?

  7. Very helpful. I broke the Wheel stud (lug stud) and thought there was not way out. Your tips helped. Thanks you. (It was applied on 2000 Toyota Avalon) and I used the open ring socket of one end of the wrench (instead of constant velocity joint) to do the job. Thank you.

  8. There is a special tool to install lug studs and I do have one which I bought from my Matco tool dealer.Problem with the lug nut metheod is you throw away the lug nut right away

  9. Banging on the lug nut (and wheel hub) with a hammer is a great way to destroy your wheel bearing. Instead of banging with a hammer, use a clamp style press (with a large socket to fit over the rear side of the lugnut) to press out the stud without causing impact damage to the wheel bearing ( a big no no).

  10. @junekentucky No fluke, because its when you try to take them off again that they break. The impact gets it on whilst at the same time mangaling the thread making it quite often impossible to remove the nut without breaking the stud.

  11. Thank You Nate McCullough,! ( I hope I spelled your name correctly), for the easiest and best answerer to my question! Your instructions were easy to understand and worked for me to a TEE! An Absolutely UN-complicated repair procedure without any special tools as my mechanic had told me! I went to my local junk yard pulled a CV Joint Nut, 22mm .. and did the freezer trick too! I will search for more of tour videos! THANK YOU! Steve I 07030

  12. the majority of those guys that work at those places dont give two fucks whether they break a lug nut stud. my dad just had his hub replaced a few months ago, and since then the only other place to even touch the car was some little quick oil change place that rotated his tires. the other day i look at the tire and theres a bolt snapped off. now you tell me what you think happened. those lazy fucks snapped off the bolt and just hoped he wouldn't notice, like he didn't.

  13. Also the titles are very confusing, so that's not much help either.

    Other than this these complaints, these are very helpful videos. Thanks.

  14. Thanks to those Pisas that did my tire change…did a darn good job in messing up my stud threads…Thanks to expervillage for the help!

  15. HAHAHA, DN pointed out Receiving Hole and Purpl3smurfable pointed out tha Lube down to the second. Soundz like deez guyz needz to beez hookin up.LMFAO! Just Jokin Guys. Kidding around…

    Ey EVillage?

    Me be tinkin dis vid is preddy good. He's got it down the way it's easiest for him with the tools he's got available and knowledge he's built up over the years. Not Bad Mr Village!

  16. Excellent video! I had been told that I need to have it pressed in and pressed out so I hadn't considered trying. I found your video and did it myself in about ten minutes. I used dry ice to cool the stud and it almost slipped in without the lug nut. I was able to use a 5/8 socket and the lug nut to pull it down the rest of the way. Stud cost $1.25, brake parts cleaner $4.59. Saved about $50. Thanks so much!

  17. Awesome. Thanks for the video. I was about to spend $75 on s stud installer rig but I have a free used CV joint nut in my garage. I'll try your method.

  18. Dang bro, no gloves? You would be surprised how much your hands absorb when liquids and oils contact them. You don't want to absorb the nasty chemicals in that lubricant fluid.

  19. problim im having is that when i get the studs in there they keep stripping when i do this. why is this happining

  20. Liquid wrench is truly useless. Use ANYTHING else, even candle wax is better than L.W. Any Mick worth his/her salt will tell you this. Try "Deep Creep" by SeaFoam if your in Canada and in the U.S.

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