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Please Help! Wheel stud problem

Old 02-28-2006, 01:05 AM
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While undoing the wheel nuts on my car to work on it I accidentaly stripped the thread on one of the 5 studs on the front right wheel. No nuts will fit back on it.



What do i do? Can i rework the thread with some kind of tool? Or do i need a new stud?



I'm not worried about the thread in the nut (which is stripped also! )



In the mean time, is it safe enough to drive short distances with only 4 wheel nuts if they are checked and tightened regularly?



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Old 02-28-2006, 07:44 AM
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Replace the stud. It's not a big deal. I wouldn't drive it any more than I had to with just 4 nuts.
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:57 AM
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i believe you can knock the studs out and tap a new one in, you might have to do a little disassembly to put the new one in though, i cant remember what it looks like on a RX7 as i havnt had one for almost a year now but that will change
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A press will make life easy. If you hit it with a hammer it will most likely mushroom.
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by GMON' post='804920' date='Feb 28 2006, 12:19 PM

A press will make life easy. If you hit it with a hammer it will most likely mushroom.


Yah. We all carry presses around in our back pockets. While the above statement is certainly absolutely correct, I would not hesitate to get a LARGE hammer and proceed to whack on the end of the stud until it comes out. Even if it does mushroom a bit, the splined section that engages the hub should be a bit larger diameter than the rest of the stud.
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Originally Posted by 1988RedT2' post='804890' date='Feb 28 2006, 05:44 AM

Replace the stud. It's not a big deal. I wouldn't drive it any more than I had to with just 4 nuts.




lol well ive been driving over a year with 4 studs on two of my wheels. no problems 20K miles haha



i mean FC are 4 lug and they are fine, i can see how the lugs would kind of be unevenly holding the wheel on but 4/5 its still bolted on there pretty darn good.



if your really cautious i wouldnt recomend any high performance driving like that, no excessive cornering or tring to drift or race around a track or something....
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like he said, BFH!
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Originally Posted by KompressorLOgic' post='804941' date='Feb 28 2006, 01:34 PM

lol well ive been driving over a year with 4 studs on two of my wheels. no problems 20K miles haha



i mean FC are 4 lug and they are fine, i can see how the lugs would kind of be unevenly holding the wheel on but 4/5 its still bolted on there pretty darn good.



if your really cautious i wouldnt recomend any high performance driving like that, no excessive cornering or tring to drift or race around a track or something....


Yes, but there's a bit of difference between a 4-lug with all lugs tight and a 5-lug with four lugs tight. Sure, four will hold the wheel on, but I've heard of uneven torqueing of lugnuts causing warped rotors and gonnorhea and even worse.
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Originally Posted by 1988RedT2' post='804961' date='Feb 28 2006, 02:44 PM

Yes, but there's a bit of difference between a 4-lug with all lugs tight and a 5-lug with four lugs tight. Sure, four will hold the wheel on, but I've heard of uneven torqueing of lugnuts causing warped rotors and gonnorhea and even worse.


damn.. THATS where the gonorhea came from!!
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