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Old 14th November 2013, 07:43 PM
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Hi Guys,
I have brand new wheel studs I received with my brand new wheels , but I don't know what is the best way to force them into their hole on the wheel hubs. I don't have a press, and can hammer them from the back.

I tried buy screwing on a nut sliding on a washer, holding the hub in a die, but it is a hell of a job and I'm damaging the painting on the rear hubs/ front uprights

Is there a good/easy way to do it*? Perhaps just screwing the wheel nut when I fit the wheels will be enough*?

I'm sure there a lot of Ford guys who have good tips about that .

Thank you very much.

(oh, btw, I have ford Sierra running gears)
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Old 15th November 2013, 01:31 AM
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The best way is definitely to press them in. Try and borrow one or see if someone will do it for you. You may be able to put a nut and washer on and tighten but this requires a lot of force to do it and also tries to turn the stud around which if u have aluminium hubs tends to rip at it. I pressed mine into aluminium hubs and this was hard work even with 2 tonne press and an email extension pole.
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Old 15th November 2013, 01:48 PM
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If you take the hubs off could you press them in in a mechanics bench vice? Use a stout piece of tube around the stud as support and close the vice down on it.



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When I fitted new studs, I just hammered the old ones out and knocked new ones in. Did this on the car, one corner at a time. Tightening the wheel back on was enough to firmly seat the studs. My studs where from Burtons and I have standard Sierra hubs up front and drums on the rear.
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Old 17th November 2013, 02:37 PM
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Thank you for the replies.

I would like to avoid using a press. But I understand the risk of ripping the metal by using a nut. I'll try to avoid that.

So I'll have a go with the other tips and let you know.

Thanks a lot.
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Press is the easy way to do it and probably the safest ,Iwould bet the manufacturers of bearings do it that way
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