Having problems with your 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ?
Instructions to replace sheared off lugs / studs - 1997 Chevy
\015 Instructions needed to replace four sheared off wheel lugs / studs on 1997 Chevy Silverado 4X4 pickup. My local garage wants to charge me $200 for the job, but my friendly mechanic says this project isn't difficult. Would somebody please tell me the step-by-step instructions?\015
You need to remove the wheel of course. It depends on if the silverado is like the 1997 GMC 3/4 ton K2500 4x4. If so, then the easiest way is to remove the hub with the rotor because on the GMC the lug bolts go through both making them one unit. I just changed out the lugs on a 1997 GMC as mentioned above while replacing the ABS / wheel bearing hub assembly in which I had found to be the easiest procedure. Place the unit on the bench and look to locate the back of the lug nuts so you can see if there is anything else you may want to do to make things easier and then drive the lugs out in the steps that follow. If the lugs are part of the rotor and not driven through the hub assembly and into the rotor, then you would simply remove the rotor and lay it on something flat, clean and sturdy and use a drift or center punch with a persuasion tool such as a hammer to drive them out by placing the punch on the face of the sheered side of the stud and smack the punch with a hammer driving it out the back side. You then you put the new one on by pushing it through the hole from the back side of the rotor and tap it in until fully seated. Put everything back together and safe travels.
You can remove old lug by driving it out with a decent sized hammer. To re-install, push new one into flange from backside and stack washers on wheel side, leaving enough room for the lug nut to go on. (backwards...flat side in) Tighten the nut, pulling the lug into the flange, till it is flush (like the unbroken ones) I suggest that you put some lube on lug threads to prevent binding while doing this.
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