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Re: $400.00 to replace a wheel lug stud..you gotta be kidding me!!

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I later found them online later for 16.00 a piece.

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Thanks for the tip and pics!!!! Saved me a headache today!!!

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Two days ago I replaced a wheel stud on my RL. I searched this forum for information. I have replaced wheel studs in other vehicles before and thought it would be no big deal. Well the thought that you can just pound the stud backward is not really reality as the stud hits the spindle knuckle. The stud was only $2 so that was nice. Unfortunately I took the whole spindle out to press the bearing out so I could have room to remove the stud and put the new one in but the bearing would not budge. I was using a large press but there was no way this bearing would come out. I had to change a bearing years ago on my Acura Integra and ended up cuting out the bearing with a torch and pressing the new one in.
I ended up using a hack saw to cut the old stud out. I then ground the new stud on one side so it went in with some force. I am going to try to add some pics if anyone has the same issue. This was on the left rear wheel.[IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
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Re: $400.00 to replace a wheel lug stud..you gotta be kidding me!!

[quote=boobai;635251]Thanks for the pic. Looks like I have a stripped rear passenger post. So I get cutting the old bolt off, but how did you get the new one in?

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Here is a pic of why this is not just a simple job. This is showing the new stuff after being modified and still on a angle. So if the stud was in place and you try to hit it back out of the hub it will hit and not allow you to simply pound it backward. I hope this helps someone.
Can't you push it backwards like that photo shows, then cut the head off the stud with a grinder or even Dremel, then pull the stud out the front by screwing a nut down on it?

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The reason this job is expensive at the dealer is that Honda recommends to replace the rear wheel bearing to do it. It's not that difficult to get the old stud out because you can punch it back and cut it. The difficulty is getting the new one in without removing the wheel hub or grinding off part of the back side of the stud. I had a stripped left rear stud and went through the same thing. The dealer quoted me around $80.00. I had already gotten prices from independents for the $300.00 to $400.00 range if you go by the book and replace the rear wheel bearing which is around $138.00 list from Honda. The dealer I went to was a little surprised by the actual amount of work involved when they got into it. It's not your basic punch it out and pull a new in. The tech was able to pull the hub forward enough to get clearance to put the new stud in without having to replace the wheel bearing. I drove over 5,000 miles on it after the new stud was put it without any bearing problems before trading it in. It can be done without replacing the wheel bearing.
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Re: $400.00 to replace a wheel lug stud..you gotta be kidding me!!

Published labor time for hub replacement:
Front 2.0 hr
Rear 3.0 hr

When replacing a hub, the bearing is almost always destroyed. So add a bearing to the cost.
$50 for the hub, $100 for the bearing. Most shop rates are $100+. So $400 is in the ball park of what one can expect to be quoted.
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This is really outrageous "$400"... Good to know anyway ...may be it is not worth rotating tires that often after all, if there is a risk of damaging a wheel lug stud; knowing that the people who rotate tires, and do Oil change are usually the poor workers with no skills; lowly paid and sometimes they just don't care anyway.
I usually rotate tires every 20K or so, and don't mind replacing my tires at 50K-55K... besides I think tire traction/handling are diminished past that.

I remember 10 years ago, I took my daughter's car for an oil change to one of the oil change franchises; and the poor guy who looked like he was still in HS, filled the AT to the rim ... I did not double check at the time and, needless to say the transmission did not last long after that.

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Re: $400.00 to replace a wheel lug stud..you gotta be kidding me!!

I've got a stripped lug on my front drivers wheel. I've also got a leaking boot on my passenger front axle. Since both jobs are related, I will be replacing both front axles (bought them on eBay for $120, about the same cost of having the dealer put on a replacement boot.). I will also replace both front wheel bearings, front breaks and all 10 front wheel studs. Given the age of the truck, I figure its easier to replace the worn parts all in one job. I will try to take pictures as I do the job, but I'm still waiting for some parts so it'll be a couple of weeks.

BTW, I got a similar quote from my dealership. Seeing what needs to be done, it's about right for a thee hour job at $125 an hour.

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Boy, am I glad that I buy my tires from a certain tire chain here. I have never had to replace a stud and pay for it. Mine have always been done for free. I've come to like free..............

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