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2001 dodge caravan: remove the hub to replace the front wheel studs

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do i need to remove the hub to replace the front wheel studs on a 2001 dodge caravan
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mopar Certified replied 8 years ago.
Welcome to JA my name is Mark.

The simple answer to your question is, no you don't.

You can knock it out with a hammer and install the new one. Here is some help for you.

INSTALLATION
Install replacement wheel stud into flange of hub and bearing assembly. Install washers on wheel stud, then install a wheel mounting (lug) nut on stud with flat side of lug nut against washers as shown (Installing Wheel Stud (Typical)).
Tighten the nut, pulling the wheel stud into the flange of the hub and bearing. When the head of the stud is fully seated against the rear of the hub flange, remove nut and washers from stud.
Install the brake rotor back on the hub and bearing (Front Brake Mounting).
Install brake caliper and adapter back over brake rotor aligning adapter with mounting holes on steering knuckle (Front Brake Mounting).
Install the two adapter mounting bolts securing the adapter to the steering knuckle. Tighten the mounting bolts to 169 N·m (125 ft. lbs.) torque.
Install wheel and tire assembly on vehicle. Tighten the wheel mounting lug nuts in proper sequence until all nuts are torqued to half specification, then repeat the tightening sequence to the full specified torque of 135 N·m (100 ft. lbs.).
Lower vehicle to the ground.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank Mark,
my problem is I can't get the new wheel stud into the hub and bearing assembly...am I just not finding the "spot" that I can fit the new stud in from behind?
Expert:  Mopar Certified replied 8 years ago.
Yes, there generally is one sweet spot where you can wiggle the stud into place.

I have also had to take a file to the base of the stud just enough to get it in. I used the file on the round portion of the base.
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