Broken wheel stud bolt

Tiny
AXIS
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  • 1996 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 318,750 MILES
I found that one of the rear wheel stud bolts thread was worn out and I cannot tighten the nut. Now im running on three studs only. Need help to do the job right. Photos, tips. If somebody could provide me with the part number, it will be a big help. Here in Saudi Arabia, very few salesmen speak english.
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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 4:43 PM

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Tiny
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Head to a salvage yard, especially if they have one where you can pick your own parts. Find a similar car, remove the wheel and brake drum, reinstall a lug nut to prevent damaging the threads on the stud, then just pound it out. This insures you have the proper stud for your car model.

To install it on your car, use a much larger nut or stack of washers as a spacer then use an old lug nut to draw the stud in. When you install the wheel, it is extremely important to always use a click-type torque wrench. That insures the wheel won't come loose, a 90 pound woman can change a flat tire, and the threads won't be damaged. Because that new stud might not be pulled in tight, recheck all four of those nuts after driving a few miles and again after about 100 miles.

Most Hondas have anodized studs which is a silver, light yellow, or light blue electroplating. Do not use any type of grease on those studs. That plating also acts somewhat as a lubricant so the typical torque is relatively low, around 85 foot pounds, as I recall.
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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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Tnx a lot. Ill visit the salvage yard nxt weekend, There are a few thousand cars in the salvage yard down here and I already know where the hondas are.
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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 6:26 PM

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