Removing rear wheel studs without pulling axle

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  1. stevens

    stevens Senior Member

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    So I've seen another thread about removing rear studs and a few have said that they have just bent the dust cover just enough to remove the studs one by one. I dont really see much room to bend it and remove it. But I noticed if I remove the old studs I could possibly drill an hole through the dust cover and send a new stud past that hole. And eventually cover it with a grommet. Any information on this would be great...I dont want to pull the damn axle out just to remove a stud..

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    Sorry, remove the clip from the diff to allow clearance. Good time to change fluid!
     
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    is that the only way? i honestly think i can just pop the studs off the hub and drill a holy where the stud goes in that dust plate and side a new stud right thru.
     
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    If there’s a will, always another way. Let us know if you can slip the new stud in without grinding too much.
     
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    Sorry, I haven’t had one of these newer axles apart yet, but would you have enough room to work the old studs out if you removed the parking break shoes?


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    I think so. If I grind off the wrecked studs to make them shorter I'll just pop them threw the new hole in the dust plate and take them out...then put in the new ones through the hole. Etc
     
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    Well it worked I removed all rear studs without removing the axle. All I did was cut one stud in half just enough to get it to drop out of the e break system. Once it was out I drilled through the existing hole where the stud was and went right through into the dust plate . And was able to fit all new studs in...sealed it up with s grommet and done only hard part was seating the new studs in. But all finished.
     
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    Did you use a stud puller or just press fit pry from the backside?
     
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    Good job on this. I was wondering how it was going to turn out
     
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    just used an extension and hammered the new studs in firmly all went well.
     

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