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Old 03-24-2011, 10:47 AM
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Broken rear wheel studs-Need Help!

My son has a couple of broken wheel studs on the left rear axle. What is involved in replacing? Will the axle have to be removed? We have the brake disc removed and it appears the axle flange is pressed on to the axle with splines, is this correct? Can we just use a puller to remove the flange from the axle in order to can enough access in order to replace the studs?
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:37 PM
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You can usually beat the broken studs out with a good size ball peen hammer. Take the borken stud(s) to a tire shop or auto parts store and match up the stud with a replacement. While there, get a couple of lug nuts to match the stud and pick up a few washers that will fit. Sneak the new studs in behind the flange, place the washers over it, throw on the lug nut(s) you bought, and suck that new stud right in.
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You can usually beat the broken studs out with a good size ball peen hammer. Take the borken stud(s) to a tire shop or auto parts store and match up the stud with a replacement. While there, get a couple of lug nuts to match the stud and pick up a few washers that will fit. Sneak the new studs in behind the flange, place the washers over it, throw on the lug nut(s) you bought, and suck that new stud right in.
Thanks for the reply Gddyup, we were able to put our heads together to figure it out. My problem was not removing the studs but having enough room to install the new ones. We ended up having to remove the four bolts in the back of the flange housing to give us the room we needed. It wasn't hard but a little more involved than I expected. Bottom line is, we changed it without having to bring it in to the dealer and saved some $$.
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Torque wrenches are your friends when doing up lug nuts. Especially on aluminum wheels!
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So, does the axle have to be removed to replace the studs? Can anyone provide a schematic? I need pictures.
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I know I'm resurrecting a zombie thread but I just had a bunch of rear wheel studs on my '07 Expedition that I had to replace. I noticed that the hole for the ABS sensor cable lined up with the bolts so I could remove and reinstall them through that hole once I removed the sensor and cable. The sensor unplugs near the frame and you pull the cable out from the front. So far so good. This was much better than trying to remove the hub or backing plate.

However, I now have my ABS warning light showing. Is this a result of me removing and reinstalling the sensor? How can I reset the warning light?
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Scratch that, I just re-seated the ABS sensor jack and the light went off. All is well. And if you need to change out your rear wheel studs, you can pop them out through the ABS cable hole.
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Thanks for the reply Gddyup, we were able to put our heads together to figure it out. My problem was not removing the studs but having enough room to install the new ones. We ended up having to remove the four bolts in the back of the flange housing to give us the room we needed. It wasn't hard but a little more involved than I expected. Bottom line is, we changed it without having to bring it in to the dealer and saved some $$.
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Ok guys im in the same boat. I got the big shaft nut off and the four rear bolts. Whats next? Do you have to beat it out from the back side? I also have an expedition 2008.
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