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Old 06-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Changing lug nut studs

Ok so i have been having a hell of a time changing a broken lug nut stud... Im to the point where i have to remove my back break... Does anybody have any idea how to remove the back break of an 03 mustang gt... Just enought so i can fit the new lug nut stud into its place... Thanks
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Ok so i have been having a hell of a time changing a broken lug nut stud... Im to the point where i have to remove my back break... Does anybody have any idea how to remove the back break of an 03 mustang gt... Just enought so i can fit the new lug nut stud into its place... Thanks
You will have to pull the axel to replace a stud. I put longer ones on mine and had to pull it. The abs is in the way but I have heard there is a sweet spot where you don't have to pull the axel.
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You don't need to pull the axle..its a piece of cake to swap studs on 99-04 GTs...just pop the old stud out with a mallet...then use an impact to pull through the new stud. If you've never seen a stud pulled through just go to YouTube..you can do an entire hub in a matter of minutes. Now if you're adding longer studs I can see pulling the axle being needed bit not with stock studs...BTW use some motor oil on the studs teeth..helps pulls through easier.
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I know how to pull the studs threw and everything, there just isnt enough clearance between the axle and the hole the stud fits in... At least i cant find a sweet spot, so i have to pull the breaks to fit it
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Spin the axle a little ?
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I got it in... Thanks
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You don't need to pull the axle..its a piece of cake to swap studs on 99-04 GTs...just pop the old stud out with a mallet...then use an impact to pull through the new stud. If you've never seen a stud pulled through just go to YouTube..you can do an entire hub in a matter of minutes. Now if you're adding longer studs I can see pulling the axle being needed bit not with stock studs...BTW use some motor oil on the studs teeth..helps pulls through easier.
You obviously haven't tried to change the back studs on one of these.. It isn't easy there is an abs sensor behind the wheel hub that doesn't allow the stud to go in and out straight. I couldn't even get the stock studs back in the hub too easy but I barely did. I went .5 inch longer and there was no way it was. So I took an easy route and pulled the axle and was done in under an hour
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You obviously haven't tried to change the back studs on one of these.. It isn't easy there is an abs sensor behind the wheel hub that doesn't allow the stud to go in and out straight. I couldn't even get the stock studs back in the hub too easy but I barely did. I went .5 inch longer and there was no way it was. So I took an easy route and pulled the axle and was done in under an hour
For me,i just had to take off the brakes, and then pull the axle back a 1/4 inch and then the stud slipped right in
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For me,i just had to take off the brakes, and then pull the axle back a 1/4 inch and then the stud slipped right in
What year is yours?
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By pull tha axle back i meant hammer it btw
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By pull tha axle back i meant hammer it btw
Yeah I have an 03 and the abs brake was too close to the wheel hub and the stud wasn't able to get through at the angle it had to.
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Yeah lol when you first look at it you just dont know how to get the stud in
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Yeah lol when you first look at it you just dont know how to get the stud in
Yeah I had to pull the axel out to give enough room. Maybe if I put stock ones back in they might have fit but one of the longer ones I put in got cross threaded and had to replace it and the guy to me there was a sweet spot to get them in and that's the only way to do it. He knows more about 99 to 04 mustangs than anyone I know
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