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Stripped wheel stud replacement.
2006 Hyundai Tucson

Stripped wheel stud replacement.

(2006 Hyundai Tucson)
While changing out my winter tires two days ago one of the studs on the front stripped. I bought a new stud and nut and proceeded to take it apart. I was anticipating just knocking the stud out the back of the hub, but Hyundai has a dust shield behind the hub which can't be removed with the hub in place. The "proper" way to do the repair would be to remove the front wheel hub which I am not equipped to do. I am thinking about taking my dremel tool, cutting out a small section of the dust shield so that I can rotate it to R & R the stud. I see no point in paying big bucks to a garage for the hub R & R. What do you think?
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on April 20, 2015
Go for it!
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on May 25, 2015
I finally got around to doing this yesterday. I cut out a small section of the dust shield with my Dremel tool and knocked the stud out. Now, knocking a stud out from the front of the hub with a hammer is different than trying to insert one from the back. The casting behind the dust shield and hub interferes with inserting the new stud due to its diameter, so I had to grind a small flat spot on the head of the new stud so that it would go in straight. Once I did this I positioned the stud from the rear, used a couple of spacers and then threaded the lug nut and proceeded to pull the stud through. With about 1/8" left to go, I mounted the tire, installed all the lug nuts, lowered the vehicle to get some weight on the tire, and then proceeded to draw the stud the rest of the way while tightening all the others in sequence. That's all there was to it.
on May 25, 2015
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on April 20, 2015
Go for it!
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on May 25, 2015
I finally got around to doing this yesterday. I cut out a small section of the dust shield with my Dremel tool and knocked the stud out. Now, knocking a stud out from the front of the hub with a hammer is different than trying to insert one from the back. The casting behind the dust shield and hub interferes with inserting the new stud due to its diameter, so I had to grind a small flat spot on the head of the new stud so that it would go in straight. Once I did this I positioned the stud from the rear, used a couple of spacers and then threaded the lug nut and proceeded to pull the stud through. With about 1/8" left to go, I mounted the tire, installed all the lug nuts, lowered the vehicle to get some weight on the tire, and then proceeded to draw the stud the rest of the way while tightening all the others in sequence. That's all there was to it.
on May 25, 2015
on April 20, 2015
If you remove the brake rotor, can you unscrew the shield?
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on April 20, 2015
Good thought but then it's still in the way, just flopping around and can't be angled to permit new stud installition plus it can't be removed with hub in place... It either cut the hole OR remove the hub, which is *press* fit!.. Poor design I might add!! .. It's not just on this vehicle either... Every make out there should have *bolt* on hub bearing assemblies like GM or provisions for wheel stud R & R... after all it's a 2006, not a 1980 model year!

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