Removing the Wheel Studs
- 1). Raise the vehicle using an automotive jack. Support the Jeep with jack stands placed underneath the rear axle.
- 2). Unscrew the lug nuts on the rear wheel, using a lug wrench or impact wrench.
- 3). Lift the wheel off the axle, and move it out of the way.
- 4). Pull the brake drum off the axle.
- 5). Position a wheel stud removal tool over the stripped or broken wheel stud. The removal tool resembles a c-clamp with an open cylinder at the bottom. Place this cylinder over the wheel stud head on the inboard side of the axle flange.
- 6). Drive the wheel stud from the axle flange, by turning the threaded rod on the removal tool clockwise with a socket.
Installing the Wheel Studs
- 1). Insert the wheel stud through the inboard side of the axle flange.
- 2). Place four flat washers on the wheel stud on the outboard side of the axle flange.
- 3). Thread the lug nut onto the lug stud. Tighten using a lug wrench or impact wrench, until the stud is drawn into the axle flange.
- 4). Unscrew the lug nut and pull off the four flat washers.
- 5). Repeat the process above if you need to replace the studs on the other rear wheel.
Reinstalling the Rear Wheel
- 1). Slide the brake drum over the wheel studs.
- 2). Slide the wheel over the wheel studs.
- 3). Thread the lug nuts onto the wheel studs.
- 4). Tighten the lug nuts, using a lug wrench or impact wrench.
- 5). Repeat the process for the other wheel if necessary.
- 6). Lower the vehicle.