Hi guys! I'm new to the forum and appreciate any help you can give.
I recently bought a '92 Sambar and some new offroad tires to go on the stock wheels. All came off fine except the right rear. (It had a slow leak and now I know why they never fixed it!) ALL 4 of the lug nuts were COMPLETELY frozen. A bunch of time, my impact wrench and some rust eater spray eventually worked 3 free, but of course my hard work was rewarded with the last one shearing in half. Mr. Murphy and I are close friends!
So now I'm trying to remove the drum with little success...
Should the drum just slide on? It looks like the axle nut may be threaded into it?? I'm sure the inside face is rusted to the hub, but wanted to ask before I break anything else.
First of all, if your lug nuts are frozen be VERY careful removing so you won't have to go through what I'm going through.
If you ever need to check/replace your rear brakes, Do Not just start smacking the drum with a sledge or slide hammer! The drum/hub is securely held in place by the axle nut.
You'll need a deep 36mm socket and impact wrench to get the drum off. The nut is cotter pinned, so it obviously has to come out first. (had to chisel, pry and drill mine out)
Now back to my original problem... replacing the broken stud that is press fitted into the drum. I hope some heat to expand the drum and a good press will do the trick. But I'm not too optimistic that anyone will have the right stud to press back in.
If not, does anybody know where to get a replacement Subaru drum w/ wheel studs still intact? Would it be too far fetched of an idea to re-weld the broken stud (or new one) and re-thread it? Need this to be dependable off road and unfortunately I'm running out of time...
Have you asked Chad about a replacement?
I'm having kind of the same problem as Jason had.
I have a Suzuki Carry from 95 and I'm trying to replace a stud that is totally stripped in one of the rear wheels.
I could remove the drum without a problem, now I have the hub with the 4 stubs, I tried to take the stub that is damage out, but there isn't enough clearance on the back to take the stub. So I think I need to remove the hub from the axle, but how? I don't have an axle nut with a cotter pin, is just one piece.
I'm sending some pictures so you can see what I'm talking about
rear wheel hub.jpgrear wheel hub 2.jpg
Should I create a new thread for this?