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Old 04-Sep-2003, 11:36 AM
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Omg What Else Can Go Wrong

well i decided to do a little brake cleaning today...driver's side done, no problems...move over to the passenger side and guess what??? ONE OF THE LUGNETS RIPPED THE ******* SCREW IN HALF WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What does this mean i have to replace now? hub? how much? GRRRRRRRRRRR

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Old 04-Sep-2003, 11:38 AM
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Studs are pressed into the hub... torch it, then hammer it out and get a replacement stud... Si Veloz can tell you what kinda stud you need
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 11:39 AM
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if you are good with a welder you could weld a new bolt on and make new threads on it.... or just buy a new one
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 11:39 AM
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i dont have a torch nor do i know how to torch...damnit...that means i gotta pay for a tow to a show too.
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 11:40 AM
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you could probably drive it with 3 studs.... just dont go racing and as long as your not driving any huge distances....
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 11:40 AM
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unless i can hammer it out without torching? what are my chances?
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:06 PM
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never hurts to try...

remember lug nuts should be torqued to 85 ft/lbs you over torque them and this happens a torque wrench is your friend
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:07 PM
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hmmm im guessing i gotta take the rotor off to be able to hammer it?
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:08 PM
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wouldn't hurt... you wouldn't want to smoke the rotor with the hammer by accident
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:09 PM
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well i dont see anywhere that i can access the screw from behind the rotor without taking all the **** apart
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:10 PM
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theres a funny side to this...i was meaning to take off the screw that holds the caliper down and i wasnt paying attention and undid the brake bleeder screw lol was that a mess.
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:13 PM
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LOL... that is funny... hope you bleed the brakes after. it's not a screw, it's a pressed in, knurled and tapered end stud. Use a plumbing torch from Home Depot, it's like $10 or something... torch the hub part around the stud, but be careful NOT to burn the seal on the wheel bearing. And then hammer it out... best to take the brake off...
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my dad would me if i spilled anything on the driveway
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:16 PM
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i was quick to water it all away...i dunno what screw it was then cuz when i loosened the screw brake fluid started dripping and i was like wha da faaaaaaack
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:17 PM
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p.s. im gonna be safe and take it to crappy tire down the street...theres no way im gonna torch my car myself...
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:18 PM
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im at my sisters house in oakville...theres a bunch of places down speers which would make me drive like 3km to pass them all...am i safe with 3 bolts?
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:34 PM
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i drove with all 4 lugs not tightened on one wheel before... i'm thinking how did my tires get so unbalanced....
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:49 PM
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dude...new problem...all i did was take my pads off...spray brake dust cleaner on all the ****...and put anti-squeel compound on the back metal of the pads...now my brake pedal is VERY mushy and nowhere near as much resistance as before...wtf did i do? the car barely stops its like the front pads are barely working.
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Old 04-Sep-2003, 12:54 PM
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you lose brake fluid right?? that is your problem
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You didnt bleed your brakes when you loosened the bleeder. Now you have air in your brake lines which makes the pedal feel "mushy". Any more questions, ask away
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