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How do you replace a rear wheel stud 2006 grand caravan

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how do you replace a rear wheel stud 2006 grand caravan
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Randall C replied 6 years ago.
Hello, it is possible to follow directions and hit the stud out but.. it is recommended that a tool is used to remove the stud. Your call. Once new one in place, you can use a wheel lug nut to draw back in but you may have to use some spacers to do so. be sure you have a spare wheel nut as this procedure can? damage the nut being used and you will need a new one. Here is the correct method to do the job

REMOVAL

CAUTION: If a wheel stud needs to be replaced in the hub and bearing assembly, the studs MUST NOT be hammered out of the hub flange. If a wheel stud is removed by hammering it out of the hub flange, damage to the hub and bearing assembly will occur leading to premature hub and bearing failure.

NOTE: Use one of the following procedures to remove one of five studs on a hub and bearing flange.

DISC BRAKES

1. Raise and support the vehicle. See: Vehicle Lifting
2. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
3. Remove the disc brake caliper to adapter guide pin bolts (Figure 1).



Figure 1 Caliper Guide Pin Bolts



4. Remove the rear brake caliper from the adapter using the following procedure (Figure 2):
a. Rotate the front of the caliper up from the adapter.
b. Pull the rear of the caliper and the outboard brake shoe anti-rattle clip out from under the rear abutment on the brake adapter.
c. Lift the caliper from the rotor and support it using a bungee cord or wire attached to the underbody of the vehicle. DO NOT allow the caliper to hang by the flex hose. Damage can result.



Figure 2 Removing/Installing Caliper



5. Remove any brake rotor retainer clips, then remove the brake rotor by pulling it straight off the wheel studs.
6. Remove the hold-down spring and pin from the trailing parking brake shoe (Figure 3).



Figure 3 Parking Brake Adjuster And Springs



7. Shorten (back off) the adjuster screw (Figure 3) to minimum length, then spread the leading and trailing parking brake shoes apart and remove the adjuster.
8. Remove the lower return spring from the leading and trailing parking brake shoes (Figure 3).
9. Pull the bottom of the trailing parking brake shoe rearward and retain it on the backing plate flange of the brake adapter (Figure 4).



Figure 4 Puller C-4150A On Wheel Stud



10. Install Remover, Special Tool C-4150A, on the hub and bearing flange and wheel stud (Figure 4).
11. Tighten the Remover, pushing the wheel mounting stud out the rear of the hub and bearing flange. When the shoulder of the stud is past the flange, remove the Remover.



Figure 5 Stud Removal/Installation



12. Rotate the hub and bearing flange around until the stud lines up with the pocket in the brake adapter, then remove the stud from the hub and bearing flange utilizing the extra clearance that pocket allows (Figure 5).

DRUM BRAKES

1. Raise and support the vehicle. See: Vehicle Lifting
2. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly. See: Service and Repair
3. Remove the brake drum.
4. If possible, install a wheel mounting nut on the wheel stud to be removed so the threads on wheel stud are even with end of lug nut (Figure 6).



Figure 6 Wheel Stud Removal From Hub And Bearing



5. Install Remover, Special Tool C-4150A, on the hub and bearing flange and wheel stud (Figure 6).
6. Tighten the Remover, pushing the wheel stud out the rear of the hub and bearing flange. When the shoulder of the wheel stud is past the flange, remove the Remover.
7. Remove the wheel stud from the hub and bearing flange.

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