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Broken wheel stud $600!
« December 08, 2019, 23:23:57 »
i30 GD in for service today, dealer calls to tell me wheel stud has broken when removing wheel (OK, this happens) but the dealer says that when they replace the stud there is a 90 - 95% chance the wheel bearing will be damaged and will have to be replaced. Cost approx $600.  Is this a thing? or am I being taken for a ride?


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Re: Broken wheel stud $600!
« Reply #1 : December 08, 2019, 23:44:22 »
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Wow, that sounds like a wind up. I haven't got time to check at the moment but I'd do some googling if I was you to see if you can find any info about such a risk.

Also if you have a reasonable relationship with any other wheel and tyre place ring them up and see what they reckon.

I'll also tag our Wheel and Tyre guru @Surferdude to see what he reckons!

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They broke the stud.. let any risk be on their shoulders! :undecided:
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Re: Broken wheel stud $600!
« Reply #2 : December 09, 2019, 00:28:28 »
Depends on a number of factors.
But regardless, more like 90+95% chance of NOT damaging the wheel bearing.
What klms and have you had tyres replaced.
Honestly I'd be talking to a local workshop with a good reputation.
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Re: Broken wheel stud $600!
« Reply #3 : December 09, 2019, 01:15:58 »
I’d think the whole cost to fix would be on the service centre that broke the stud :disapp:

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« Reply #4 : December 09, 2019, 01:23:12 »
I’d think the whole cost to fix would be on the service centre that broke the stud :disapp:
Most damage to studs happens the last time it was done up. Overtightening distorts the threads and make it impossible to remove the it without damage. If the threads are sound, it's pretty well impossible to do damage when removing the nut.
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Re: Broken wheel stud $600!
« Reply #5 : December 09, 2019, 02:32:15 »
Never broken a stud in my entire 35 years driving history.  Almost sounds like they'd rather take the easy option and replace the hub, But I'd  purchase it yourself and get someone else to replace it. You can get a new genuine one for the rear  $200, can't see $400 labour in it.
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Re: Broken wheel stud $600!
« Reply #6 : December 09, 2019, 05:47:38 »
As per all above. You're being ridden like a $20:00 hooker.
Replacing complete unit is easier & profitable for them.

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Re: Broken wheel stud $600!
« Reply #7 : December 09, 2019, 16:32:32 »
As per all above. You're being ridden like a $20:00 hooker.
Replacing complete unit is easier & profitable for them.
I’d think the whole cost to fix would be on the service centre that broke the stud :disapp:
Most damage to studs happens the last time it was done up. Overtightening distorts the threads and make it impossible to remove the it without damage. If the threads are sound, it's pretty well impossible to do damage when removing the nut.

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Why do you guys continue to go to dealers?   :crazy1: :crazy1: Incompetent bloody rip off merchants  :'(
As Craig and Surfer have said , this is the fault of the last utter drop kick who over tightened the wheel nuts.

Over many years, I have replaced damaged or broken studs.
It is a simple operation > remove brake caliper  > remove disc & hub > Knock out broken stud > tap in new stud from behind > refit hub & disc etc.
The bearing is NEVER damaged.
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Re: Broken wheel stud $600!
« Reply #8 : December 09, 2019, 21:58:59 »
So if the last person to tighten the nut was say, I don't know, the dealer at the last service, should they not fix it?

Otherwise take it to someone who will replace the stud not the whole unit.
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Re: Broken wheel stud $600!
« Reply #9 : December 10, 2019, 03:42:01 »
So if the last person to tighten the nut was say, I don't know, the dealer at the last service, should they not fix it?

Otherwise take it to someone who will replace the stud not the whole unit.

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