<VV> Re: VirtualVairs Digest, Replacing wheel studs - LM

Roger Gault r.gault at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 11 00:32:01 EDT 2005


If you've removed them all, just start all 5 of them back in enough to be
pretty stable.  Then you can put the drum back on and lock the brakes to
stop the rotation while you wrench them the rest of the way in.  Four feet
of pipe slipped over the breaker bar will be worth the price of the pipe.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Taruffi57 at aol.com>
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Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 9:44 PM
Subject: <VV> Re: VirtualVairs Digest, Replacing wheel studs - LM

> Well, after combinations of various rachets, 1/2" breaker bar &  straining
> the limit of my puny physical strength, I was able to "pull" a new  1-5/8"
> stud into place.  (I cut them down to the size I wanted)  1  down - 9 to
> However, I don't think I can do more than maybe 2 a day as  difficult as
> was.  My compressor is puny so I couldn't use the impact,  but since it
was VERY
> difficult to keep the axle from rotating against  breaker bar force, it
> VERY physical.  (can't set the emergency brake  with the drum off)  I need
> another answer to this puzzle but now I know it  can be done w/o pulling
> spindle/lug flange.  Any brilliant ideas out  there?
> Joe Dunlap
> Cen. Florida (still stinkin' hot here)
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