Wheel studs replacement instructions needed

Tiny
JESSICA MERTENS
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  • 2011 HYUNDAI SONATA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 143,000 MILES
I need to know step by step easiest way to change the wheel studs on my kind of car.
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Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 AT 6:01 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Jessica, are you sure you need to replace the studs? I just answered the other question regarding the lug nuts. You shouldn't need to replace the studs.

Let me know.

Joe
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Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
JESSICA MERTENS
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I do need to replace the studs because my boyfriend used an impact (obviously not the right way) when he took the tires off to do my brakes and stripped out 3 studs.
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Monday, November 23rd, 2020 AT 1:28 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

Okay. I will need to explain this because there are no specific directions for this procedure in the manual.

1) Lift the vehicle and remove the wheel.
2) Remove the brake caliper from caliper mount then remove caliper mount. (Pic 1)
3) Next, remove the brake rotor from the hub assembly. (Pic 2)
4) Once removed, the hub/studs will be exposed. (See pic 3)
5) Take a hammer and hit the stud toward the vehicle to remove it from the hub. Note that the hub needs to be positioned to allow the stud to fully be removed.
6) From the rear of the hub, install the new stud. It will not go fully into place which will require the next step.
7) A special bearing type tool is designed to be placed over the new stud from the front side for install/seating of the stud. See if the parts store will lend you one. If they don't, you can use a few flat washers to take up space, but make sure they are greased.
8) Place the washers or special tool over the new stud and between the hub face and a lug nut that you will install to draw the new stud into place.
9) Using an impact wrench or equal, tighten the lug nut against the special bearing tool or lubricated flat washers until the new stud is fully seated in the hub.
10) Repeat the process for all studs needing to be replaced. Also, the stud must be fully seated in the hub; otherwise, the wheel can come loose after reassembly.

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I hope that makes sense. Let me know if you have questions or need help.

Joe
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Monday, November 23rd, 2020 AT 7:56 PM

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