Detail: My 96 mercury sable had 3 broken lug studs on the front wheel assembly got them out but cannot get new ones in the wheel hub retainer wont come off any suggestions ?
Solution: There should be access hole to install the studs without removing the hub & bearing assembly. If not the assembly will have to come off. Installiing the studs are simple for the nut with a stack of washers will pull the studs in as you tighten them , Here is procedure Section 04-01: Suspension and Wheel Hubs, Front 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Wheel Hub Bolt Removal Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove wheel and tire assembly. Refer to Section 04-04 . Remove disc brake caliper (2B120), and front disc brake rotor (1125). Refer to Section 06-03 . Brake Shoe and Lining Removal Remove brake master cylinder filler cap (2162). Check fluid level in brake master cylinder reservoir (2K478). Remove brake fluid until brake master cylinder reservoir is half full. Discard removed fluid. Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 . Remove wheel and tire assembly from front disc brake rotor mounting face. Use care to avoid damage or interference with disc brake caliper (2B120), front disc brake rotor shield (2K004) or front wheel knuckle (3K185). Remove rear brake pin retainers (2N386). ( I think it is a T 40 torx bit you need) NOTE: It is not necessary to disconnect hydraulic connections. Lift disc brake caliper from front disc brake caliper anchor plate (2B292) and front disc brake rotor (1125). Do not pry directly against metal caliper piston or damage will occur. Position disc brake caliper out of the way and support with wire to avoid damaging the disc brake caliper and front brake hose (2078). Remove outer brake shoe and lining (2001) assembly from front disc brake caliper anchor plate. Remove inner brake shoe and lining assembly. Position lug bolt (1107) to clear front wheel knuckle (3K185). Remove lug bolt from wheel hub (1104). Installation Install lug bolt into wheel hub. Using a lug nut (1012), seat wheel hub bolt into wheel hub. Install front disc brake rotor and disc brake caliper. Refer to Section 06-03 . Install wheel and tire assembly. Tighten lug nut to 115-142Nm (85-104 lb-ft). , Hi, a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two. Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!