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1988 wheel studs by musicman
Started on: 03-12-2008 12:42 PM
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Last post by: Steven Snyder on 03-13-2008 05:34 PM
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Report this Post03-12-2008 12:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for musicmanClick Here to Email musicmanSend a Private Message to musicmanDirect Link to This Post
Someone kindly loosened my wheel lugs on my '88 and my right rear wheel passed me up and ended up in a snow bank. I need to replace the studs. Do I have to remove the 1/2 shaft in order to install them? I got as far as the caliper and there's not enough clearance to insert them. Thanx
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Report this Post03-12-2008 12:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WinkieClick Here to visit Winkie's HomePageSend a Private Message to WinkieDirect Link to This Post
I just did this on my 87. I had to remove the caliper and rotor. I don't know if there is a heat shield on there but that needs to be removed if there is. Then you have to loosen the bolt to remove the hub, if i recall correctly. I don't know how different the 88s are from the 87s but that is how i did it on my 87. Hope this helps.

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Report this Post03-12-2008 12:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Direct Link to This Post
No,from what I remember it's just the hub.But you might try removeing the dust shield to see if there is a better location for the stud removal.
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Report this Post03-12-2008 02:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for musicmanClick Here to Email musicmanSend a Private Message to musicmanDirect Link to This Post
So, I don't have to pull the hub?
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Report this Post03-12-2008 02:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Direct Link to This Post
I do have the wheels off my 86 GT and it looks like you can take a lug nut and thread it on one of the studs (one at a time) and rotate the hub or untill the stud is faceing farward (twards the front of the car).It doesnt look like it will clear,but once it's knocked free,you should be able to angle the stud out.Do this one at a time.It doesnt take much to get the new studs back in.

It looks like you may not need to remove the hub,but you will need to remove the brake caliper and rotar.Grease the chassie fittings while you have the car in the air.

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Report this Post03-12-2008 03:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for musicmanClick Here to Email musicmanSend a Private Message to musicmanDirect Link to This Post
OK, I'm down to the hub. After I take the center hub nut off, do I use a puller on the hub? What about the bearing assembly that's behind it, (the triangular flange). Do they come off as 1 unit? My lousy Chilton manual isn't much help. There are 2 broken studs left and are loose, but they still won't clear the bearing assembly flange. I thought this was going to be easy!!
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Report this Post03-12-2008 03:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WinkieClick Here to visit Winkie's HomePageSend a Private Message to WinkieDirect Link to This Post
On my 87 the dust shield bolts held the hub on. You take those out then you should be able to pull it off by hand. then just tap out the stud and pop the new one in.

EDIT: Just reread your post. I believe the triangular thing is the piece that the 3 bolts that hold the dust shield on. I remove that and the thing pretty much fell off.

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Originally posted by musicman:

OK, I'm down to the hub. After I take the center hub nut off, do I use a puller on the hub? What about the bearing assembly that's behind it, (the triangular flange). Do they come off as 1 unit? My lousy Chilton manual isn't much help. There are 2 broken studs left and are loose, but they still won't clear the bearing assembly flange. I thought this was going to be easy!!


Take the center nut off, that's the axle nut. Then remove the 3 large bolts on the triangle shaped piece. The whole hub assembly comes off as one unit; don't use a puller!

This is what it looks like (studs pointing down)
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