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WHEEL STUBS BROKE OFF WHILE DRIVING

1999 Oldsmobile Aurora • 4.0L 2WD Automatic • 130,000 miles

How to change wheel studs on a 1999 aurora?
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Chrisparks77
March 23, 2014.




Drive the old one out and use wheel lug nut backwards with spacers to pull new one in if more than two studs replace wheel bearing.
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Tiny
Hmac300
Mar 23, 2014.
Yes, all of them broke off. So how do I change the bearing?


Tiny
Chrisparks77
Mar 23, 2014.
Which one is it?


Tiny
Hmac300
Mar 23, 2014.
The driver front side


Tiny
Chrisparks77
Mar 23, 2014.
Removal
Raise and support vehicle by frame. Remove wheel. Clean and lubricate axle shaft threads, insert punch or screwdriver between caliper and rotor to hold rotor from turning. Remove axle shaft nut. Remove caliper and wire aside. Remove rotor. Disconnect wheel speed sensor. See Fig. 4.
Remove hub retaining bolts and dust shield. Ensure transmission is in Park. Separate hub and bearing from axle shaft using Front Hub Spindle Remover (J-28733).
Installation
Clean mounting face and bore, apply grease to knuckle bore. Ensure transmission is in Neutral. Align hub in knuckle bore, start axle shaft nut and draw hub and bearing onto axle. To complete installation reverse removal procedure. Tighten nuts and bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table.
Fig. 4: Exploded View Of Hub & Bearing Assembly
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
You can leave nut on end of axle and use a hammer to move axle backwards make sure nut is flush with axle end to not damage threads.


Tiny
Hmac300
Mar 23, 2014.
Okay im about to try it out


Tiny
Chrisparks77
Mar 23, 2014.
Just becarefull not to break the speed sensor as they are about another $80 of course it may be part of the wheel bearing as well.


Tiny
Hmac300
Mar 23, 2014.
Okay


Tiny
Chrisparks77
Mar 23, 2014.

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