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post #1 of 18 Old 08-02-2021, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Wj is there a proper tool to press wheel stud out?

D35 axle .....am i supposed to just hammer on it?...that's the accepted way of getting it out? i don't want to risk damaging anything in the axle bearing depending on how hard I have to hammer....only changing 1 stud. ..no axle removal

i see some C-caliper looking screw presses on amazon


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post #2 of 18 Old 08-02-2021, 10:10 AM
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Having read your other thread on the wheel nut removal, you may as well cut the stud off close to the flange and simply drill through the centre then use a drift to hammer what remains out. New stud can be fitted using a socket over the stud and tightening a lug nut down on it to pull it into place.

Regarding the wheel that you have 'brutalised' it maybe worth taking it to a refurb place and see if it can be welded and remachined - probably more cost effective to visit the local pick and pull.
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I agree with Hampshire

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Any shop (including Jeep dealerships) would just hammer the stud out as-is. Most likely with an air hammer.
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post #5 of 18 Old 08-02-2021, 12:43 PM
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There should be a tool out there but my guess is that a regular ball joint remover/installer should help you with it. Also rear axle bearings are a pain to replace since theyre pressed on the axle and have to replace seal as well.

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I had to remove a stud a while back. Took a hammer and removed it without a lot force. I think you'll find that a couple of solid blows will pop it right out. You don't have to use full swings, trust me.
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Yeah with a BFH they will pop out easy with a few little taps. I suppose if rust is a concern it could get ugly.
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One reason I suggested cutting off and then drilling what remains of the stud is the rusting issue. If the stud is pretty much stuck then belting it with a BFH that strikes at even a slight angle may cause a 'rivetting effect' by bending the full length stud and hence increasing the problem.

If you have looked at the wheel nut removal thread from the OP, then any thing that removes further collateral damage in this endeavour is to be encouraged. Like many of us, myself included, he has got the desired result but at a bit of a cost - smelly stuff sometimes happens.
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i did the job today...went smooth as butter....5 light hits with a 5lb sledge and it was out of there...got the other one in using 6 washers with an old lug nut. (you have to turn the flange with the bad stud to the 12 oclock position to do this..put trans in neutral) .....then I pressed the brake pedal and now I have to wait for the cylinder reset kit to put it back together -_- bleh

overall 1/10 difficulty job id say...just don't press the brake pedal with the caliper off....or own a caliper reset tool
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Glad you got that done. You may find you can wind the piston back in the caliper with a G-clamp, but if you've got the proper tool coming then fair play to you.
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can someone help idenfity what that disc shaped thing is? its laying stuck INSIDE the spring...its a disc about 1" thick with a 15mm bolt in it....im guessing something from the upper spring tower? the whole thing is completely rusted out


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Do you have a budget boost on there? (or did it at some point?)
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no this car was completely stock when i bought it, it seems owner invested bare bare minimum into car

this WHOLE thing is just GONE....what parts do i order to replace it?

edit: ok i guess this is the "upper rear bump stop" ...is there a part number for the bottom metal part with the screw?


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D35 axle .....am i supposed to just hammer on it?...that's the accepted way of getting it out? i don't want to risk damaging anything in the axle bearing depending on how hard I have to hammer....only changing 1 stud. ..no axle removal

i see some C-caliper looking screw presses on amazon
I use my old fashioned 4" bench vice.

I use a socket over the inner end of the lug bolt.
Pinch the socket and the lung bolt between the jaws of the vice.
Tighten the vice as much as I can.
Whack the loose jaw with a 2lb lump hammer.
Tighten.
Whack.

I keep tightening and whacking until the lug bolt is free.
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