Tyres & Wheels Replacing Wheel Studs

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by stu(pid), Monday 17th Feb, 2014.

  1. stu(pid) Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I need to replace all the front wheel studs on my 08 plate FR-V I-CDTI 2.2 ES as some tyre-numpty over torqued them. Does anyone know if you can easily remove and install the studs, or is lots of shield bending and stud grinding required?
     
  2. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    i have a feeling that the knuckle gets in the way of hitting the studs out. you could try hitting a stud out first but unfortunatly if not the only way is to press out the flange and fit a new wheel bearing.
     
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  3. stu(pid) Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks for the reply. I have contacted Honda, and they confirm what you say - the flange needs to be removed to fit the new studs.
     
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    If you having a go yourself on this please do post pictures of the change it will help others.
     
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  5. stu(pid) Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Had all the front wheel studs replaced and new nuts and a new locking wheel nut set fitted by Honda. The total was.........£465 !!!!
     
  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    ouch that is a expensive repair. if you are getting the wheels removed for any work at any place remind the operator to torque the bolts to 108Nm in a star pattern and evenly.When the torque wrench goes click stop don’t keep on tighten repeatedly, one of biggest pet hates when people use torque wrenches and keep on going until they hear four or five clicks.
    Just shake my head and say why are you then using a torque wrench for !!
     
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  7. stu(pid) Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    When I had the front tyres changed, I watched the "mechanic" take what looked like a metre long torque wrench and then lean on it to tighten the wheel nuts. When I tried to remove the nuts later, they were torqued to well over 200Nm. Hence, this is why the garage is now paying for the stud replacement. I always check the wheel nut torque settings after anyone removes my wheels.
    I thought I should give everyone the cost for this repair. Honda quote 3 hours labour to change the studs on 2 wheels.
     
  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    That will teach them to pay more attention and respect a tool which he\she has no idea how to use.
    From a safety perspective thank god you studs didn’t snap off, over tighten wheels have the habit of shearing off the hub taking the wheel off completely , the consequences of that happening at motorway speeds is not worth thinking..:nea:
     
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  9. stu(pid) Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I know. I emailed their head office explaining what had happened and that I either left the nuts over-torqued and risked the wheels falling off, or retorque them correctly knowing the nuts may become loose on the stretched studs. I received a phone call from their regional manager within an hour on his way to "visit" that particular outlet.
     
  10. spiky007 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I had my driver side wheel studs replaced today by a honda specialist, cost me £48 for 5 honda studs and nuts and £40 to fit, took him just over an hour to fit while we talked away, he even looked to see what torque to set the nuts
     
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