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Replacing a front drivers side wheel hub on a Nissan Almera W(2000)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by DJMK4, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. DJMK4


    Joined: Dec 1, 2004

    Posts: 21,921

    Location: S.Wales, Cardiff

    I have broken a stud on my front driver side wheel, i think instead of trying to repair it by bashing out the old stud it might be easier for me to replace the wheel hub. How easy will this be? bearing in mind that it has ABS.
  2. Virdi


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    Location: Middlesex, London

  3. Defcon5


    Joined: Sep 4, 2005

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    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks

    No idea, but that is the most specific thread title I have ever seen
  4. deano

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Kidderminster

    assuming the wheel is off and by hub you mean disk, then fairly straight forward. i would replace the pads at the same time, so you would need 2 disks £20-40 pads £10-30. remove caliper remove caliper bracket, remove disk. fit new disks and pads. Remeber to bleed the caliper when pushing the piston back. ABS won't make much difference as long as you support the caliper and no cables or pipes to it are tight.

    HTH if I understood the question corectly.
  5. DJMK4


    Joined: Dec 1, 2004

    Posts: 21,921

    Location: S.Wales, Cardiff

    Sorry i think you have misunderstood, the break disks/pads are fine, the problem is 1 of the studs snapped when i was changing the wheel, so i either need to replace the stud by bashing the old one out and putting a new one in through the back, or changing the wheel hub completely which will have the studs attached.
  6. [huzeeee]


    Joined: Mar 17, 2006

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    Location: Coventry

    Take off the wheel, caliper and disk, there shouldbe a huge castle nut in the middle of the hub, undo that and the hub should knock off with a hammer. Fit the new one in the reverse sequence. It should take no more than 2 hours, even if you have a very basic knowledge of cars. Plus make sure the big nut is tightened correctley and the split pin is put back through the big castle nut or yor wheel bearings will wear out quickley.
  7. Jonny ///M


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 9,655

    The nut usually takes alot of force to undo btw......i think i had my dads lifting off the ground before it cracks loose!

    The pad carrier is attached to the hub(i think) so thats gotta come off aswell. Could also do with a hub puller if it doesnt come off with a hammer.
  8. Crossy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 23, 2006

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    Location: Newcastle, The Toon

    Just replace the stud. Be alot easier. Just use a punch to bash it out. then put the new stud in from the back and shove a load of washers on the stud and tighten up the nut. it will gradually tighten up the stud onto the splines. That way your not having to take the hub off and you dont have to bash it to hell.
  9. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

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    4 foot steel pipe on a ratchet. Then stand on it. It's a must need for big bolts on cars.
  10. whitecrook


    Joined: Aug 22, 2005

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    Location: Clydebank

    Use a socket and bar (plus the pipe), not a ratchet as you'll probably damage it.
  11. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

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    Yeah, you'll screw the ratchet. Use a breaker bar, or better- find someone with an air compressor and impact wrench. Far easier.
  12. DJMK4


    Joined: Dec 1, 2004

    Posts: 21,921

    Location: S.Wales, Cardiff

    Ordered the parts today from an online broker, got a wheel stud & nut. Going to give it a bash (Excuse the pun) on the weekend