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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old May 13th, 18, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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I have snapped off two studs on the rear axle on my Camaro. I have been banging on it like crazy with no success. Any ideas? Maybe heat or drill it out? I also sprayed pb blaster to no avail. The studs are broken right at the hub. this is driving me crazy.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old May 13th, 18, 05:10 PM
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The studs are pressed in, so drilling will do you no good. Just use a center punch and drive it out.heat around the wheel cylinder and axel seal is not something I would recommend.

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old May 13th, 18, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: stumped

I saw a post that the person used a pitman arm puller vice gripped to the hub. And then screwed it onto the stud to push it out. Also I read that using a c clamp may work.

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old May 13th, 18, 06:23 PM
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Heat could wreck the axle seal pass on the heat ,. You need to punch or press it out
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old May 13th, 18, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Ok it seems like I have a few options. Press stud out with pittman puller hope it works. Air chisel the back of the stud. Or last one is take out axle and have it pressed out. 'any other suggestion?

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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old May 14th, 18, 12:02 AM
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If you have some scrap metal around to make a heat shield, I'd try some heat (torch). I'd just concentrate the heat on the stud remnant until it's near red hot, then let it cool a minute or so. Careful when you go to punch it as it likely will take flight !

Also, you need to make sure the remnant isn't peened over from beating on it. Just touch it with a grinder so it's flush with the hub.

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old May 14th, 18, 04:01 AM
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Re: stumped

At this point i think id pull the axle and find a press.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old May 14th, 18, 04:18 AM
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get someone to hold a long punch with vice grips and you use a 2# hammer
I have never had to pull the axle to press one out
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I have not either. I would takes a grinder to the stud to make sure it is not mushroomed like mentioned in earlier post. Air hammer with the pointed end to it. The vibration might help.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old May 14th, 18, 04:55 AM
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I had two broken on the rear of my 68. I used this https://www.walmart.com/ip/Black-Pro...f1cf126322e3d6

It comes out easy, no banging, no heat, no problem. The U shaped end fits around the stud head, and it comes right out using a ratchet & socket. I will say its much like a Jack in the box, using this tool. You turn and turn and you know it's coming, but still makes you jump when it pops.

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Torch and a punch!!!
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old May 14th, 18, 05:57 AM
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Here is my posting from a while back on the method I use. Maybe this will help. Beats pounding it to death with a big hammer. You can rent the tool for free at most auto chain stores if you don't have one.

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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old May 14th, 18, 06:33 PM
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I would like to see a picture of these wheel studs. I have worked on cars for 50 years, and never seen a rear wheel stud on a Chevy that couldn't be popped out with a hammer. Even if it is broken off, just a punch and a hammer. There should be no need for heat. I don't remember ever having to hit one more than once. They are not that tight.

I must be missing something here.

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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old May 14th, 18, 06:47 PM
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i would like to see a picture of these wheel studs. I have worked on cars for 50 years, and never seen a rear wheel stud on a chevy that couldn't be popped out with a hammer. Even if it is broken off, just a punch and a hammer. There should be no need for heat. I don't remember ever having to hit one more than once. They are not that tight.

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Re: stumped

With the given description i wondered if it was hammered badly enough to start speading. Once that happens and you get it out the next stud might not seat. I have seen front hubs that way but not axles. I dont like heating axle flanges. Its ok if you take it easy but thats a fine line.

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