I SNAPPED MY LUG NUT IN TWO!

HOW TO REPLACE A STUD

A DIRT WHEELS FAN WRITES: “I have a 2022 Can-Am Maverick Sport 1000. A while back I installed aftermarket 12-inch rims and matching lug nuts. I had a flat that necessitated removing the tire from the rim to mushroom patch the tire from the inside. When I was removing the lug nuts, one of them sheared off into two pieces at the beginning of the flange base. There is now nothing to put a socket onto. What do you suggest I do to remove the lug nut and the rim off the hub? – Carrie Parker, Quanah, TX.

OUR PRO ANSWER: Repair will not be easy! Remove the hub from the UTV. That means drive shaft, brake line and anything else holding the hub on the machine. Take the hub/wheel assembly to a machine shop and have them drill out the back side of the hub stud down thru the splines, not damaging the hub splines. Backfill weld a nut to the protruding stud inside the wheel. Use an impact to spin out the hub stud. Good Luck!

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