Bent wheel studs

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Adam in Wa
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Bent wheel studs

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Four of the five, right front, wheel studs were bent; how is this even possible? There was no visible damage to the hub; maybe someone with a big breaker bar?

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Re: Bent wheel studs

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maybe a hard life offroad? over tightened with a 3/4" drive gun? that is crazy. I dont think I have had any bent. anything can happen in 75 years tho
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Re: Bent wheel studs

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All I can think of is loose or missing wheel nuts, but then the studs would be damaged as well as bent, and bending four of them would take some doing. Maybe someone lifted the whole truck sharply by just that wheel?
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Re: Bent wheel studs

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Loose lug nuts will do it.
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Re: Bent wheel studs

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They can be bent when pressing them out if you are not careful. It's even easier to bend them if you have left the nuts on for thread protection whilst driving them out with a sledge hammer.

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Re: Bent wheel studs

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Good idea, but they were already bent, that’s why I replaced them... they came out without much effort, and the new ones went in pretty snugly.
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Re: Bent wheel studs

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Perhaps they had been removed previously to change a brake drum if it is a non-demountable?

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Re: Bent wheel studs

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motto wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:01 am Perhaps they had been removed previously to change a brake drum if it is a non-demountable?

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the brake drums are floaters. only held on by retaining screws.