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Broken(?) Steering Hub Bolt (OEM steering)
« on: Dec 03, 2018, 10:50:14 PM »
Hellooooo Everyone! I was recently working on removing my steering knuckles and one of the studs on the lower side just spins when I use an impact wrench driver to remove it with the nut attached.

I assume it is broken but when I've tried to pull it out with pliers it won't budge. And it doesn't seem very loose so I'm very confused as to why it won't come off

So I'm looking for theories of what happened to it? How to fix it and if it's broke am I screwed?

Thank in advanced!!

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Re: Broken(?) Steering Hub Bolt (OEM steering)
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 02:27:37 PM »
In an attempt to salt my own pot, I did some research and it looks like I need to drill it out close to the body of the hub and the pick out the rest. I am not enthusiastic about this but I haven't seen much else out there.

At this point I am assuming that it broke around the body and the dirt or cone or lock washers are somehow keeping it in without stopping it from spinning.

I'm gonna try to use a brass punch to knock it loose but it looks like I'll be drilling  :rivers:

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Re: Broken(?) Steering Hub Bolt (OEM steering)
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 04:50:28 PM »
If you try to spin it with a wrench, can you see the stud moving, or is it just the nut spinning? If the nut is just spinning, that means the threads under the nut are stripped. In this case, your best bet would be to use an extractor (easy out) after drilling directly in the center of the end of the stud.

If the whole stud is spinning, its threads or the threads of the knuckle are stripped. You should be able to get the knuckle off to make it easier to reach the backside of the stud. Then, you can try tapping the stud with a hammer and punch while spinning it.

 
 
 
 
 

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