Tires and Wheels problem
2008 Other Ford Models 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 24000 miles
Two months ago I purchased a 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Not willing to leave well enough alone, I also purchased through Craigslist after market 20" wheels and a set of " new" tires. Well, the tires turned out to be out of round and one of the rims was slightly bent ( this was not apparent until I had the tires balance). Because of all the tire/rim on and off procedures, done at different tire stores, one of the front wheel studs broke off, as somone using a pneumatic tool probably cross threaded the nut to the stud. Of course, everyone is blaming everyone else, but I'm the one with the broken wheel stud. Would you please explain to me the best way to replace the broken stud. I know I will have to remove the caliper and rotor, but beyond this, I do not know what is the best way to take out and replace the stud on this vehicle. Any pictures or diagrams would be appreciated as I cannot get any shop manuals because the vehicle is too new.
First of all thank you so much for your donation.I posted the instruction's for replacing your wheel stud.
July, 16, 2010 AT 9:54 PM
Thanks for the great pictures. We successfully transplanted a wheel stud! I just want to let any Do It Yourselfers that the only way to put the new wheel stud into the hub assembly is to remove the entire hub assembly in addtion to the entire caliper and rotor. We actually removed the hub assembly to remove the broken wheel stud because it was impossible for me to get a clamp and a socket behind the stud to press it out on the vehicle.
July, 16, 2010 AT 10:10 PM
Glad to hear the operation was a success not every one has all the tools to do the job exactly like there suppose to. But you made threw congrats. Thanks again for the donation and thank you for using 2carpros.