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Old 21 Jul 2012, 10:29 am
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Default Snapped Wheel studs

While getting two new tires put on today, we had two rear wheel studs snap off today. Can you guys tell me how tough it is to replace these things? Also,
the guy at the tire place mentioned that I might want to get my rear wheel bearings repacked. Can this be done, or are these bearings sealed? If I need to have the rear wheel bearings replaced (I have 144,000 miles on the originals), how big of a job is that? I have a 2002 PT touring, by the way.

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Old 21 Jul 2012, 01:24 pm
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Steve,

You'll remove wheel, and drum/disk. There you'll see a hub.
There's a large nut inside dust cap, that's all you need to remove hub.

Hub is sold as an assembly, bearings aren't made to repack
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Old 21 Jul 2012, 02:20 pm
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and the studs are easy to replace. pop out the broken ones and put the new ones in. tighten the lug nuts to seat the new ones. remove lugnuts and put wheels back on.

the hardest part will probably be knocking out the old, broken studs.
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Old 21 Jul 2012, 05:22 pm
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Thanks for the replies, guys. I found a car repair place that was open on the way into work this morning, and had them remove the 2 busted studs and put new ones in. They actually didn't have to beat on the old ones for too long before they popped out. They put the new ones in with some sort of tool that they used an impact gun on to pull the studs and seat them.

I'm going to wait a little while before I tackle the rear wheel bearings. Just getting new tires on the back today really helped to cut down on the whine and road noise, but I can still tell that one of my rear wheel bearings is noisy.

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