Be aware you have a pressed-in bearing that WILL be destroyed if you remove the hub from the spindle. Most other manufacturers stopped using this design in the early '90s. You will also make the bearing noisy if you put the vehicle's weight on it without having the axle nut torqued to specs. The proper setting is very high and is critical.
You should not have to remove the hub to replace a wheel stud. Look for a spot where you can sneak the new stud in. Older Chryslers had a place marked that you could knock out to make a space just big enough for the job. Your car probably has something like that too.
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 AT 12:13 AM