Detail: Do you have a picture from the Chilton library on the front wheel hub removal? I was told there is not enought room to knock out the wheel stud like on the rear and that the wheel hud needed to be pulled. Can this be pulled with out special tools? I want to do this over the weekend. Thanks Noel
Solution: I don't have a pic but there is usually not enough room to slide the stud out and in. However, we don't completely remove the hub assembly. On the back of the knuckle (item that the hub is installed into) there are 3 or 4 bolts that hold the hub. Remove these out about 1/2 an inch and you can slide the hub out just far enough to get the studs in and out. On some the outer cv joint is kind of in the way and you may need to remove the axle nut and push the axle in slightly in order to get a socket on the hub bolts. There isn't really any special tools needed but you have to make sure the new stud is fully installed (seated) otherwise the lug nut could back off. Hope this helps. , 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!