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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Broken lug on Grand Cherokee

I have no idea how the p.o. broke 1 lug on the RR wheel, but he did.....

Can it be knocked out and replaced? Or does it unscrew?


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Breaking those really isn't too difficult. Kinda why I laugh at the Wheel Lug nut locks.

99.9% sure that they just press right out, but I have seen some lugs that screw in. Take a punch or bolt and hammer it out.

You may or may not be able to weasel a new lug in behind the wheel flange to install the new one. If you can, then great, you've saved opening the diff, removing the C-clip and then the shaft.

If you can get tehlug in there, stack some washers around the lug then take a sacrficial lug nut and run it down to pull the lug into the flange and fully seat it.

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I believe that you are in luck. Take the wheel off, press out the old busted part. (use a big c-clamp and a piece of tube) I have had to do this on my 95 Grand. Then simply press the new one in from the back. There is enough room behind the flange to do all this work without pulling the shaft. (at least there is on my 95)
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