HELP replacing lug bolts, having trouble

i broke off a lug bolt while changing the brakes on a 2003 santa fe, after i removed the rotor in order to get to the lug bolts, i noticed that the bolts still arent free enough to tap out and replace, the
"hub" (maybe?) that they are threaded through in which the axel is splined through is too close to a dust shield that prevents the lug bolts from backing out, the little lip on the bolts are just big enough to NOT let them be removed, without taking off whatever they are threaded though. i tapped out the broken bolt and it cant back out far enough to allow the ridgid little teeth that are on the bolt head to allow for some wriggle room. but just plainly put, you cant back out the lug bolts without taking something other than the rotor off, but i dont know how to take whatever is left off. i have a hub puller and when i tryed to pull the part (that the bolts are threaded through) it just pushed the axel further and further back inside the housing, i was afraid that i was gonna break something or push the axel all the way out of the bearings...can anyone let me know what i need to do?
thanks in advance.
p.s. how safe is the wheel (front right) with just 4/5 lug nuts tightened? is it that dangerous with one lug not attached?
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Dogbyte, I would think you would be safe with 4 outta five BUT !!! I would get the buted one fixed. You see cars all the time with only 4 lugnuts and sometimes only 3 but these guys are an accident looking for a place to happen.....
Heres one for ya A guy has a flat tire, he is on the top of a hill, he puts all the lug nuts in the hubcap and sets them in back of him, he pulls the flat tire off and steps on the hubcap and hubcap and lugnuts go rolling down the hill and ends up in a pond at the bottom of the hill !!!!!!!!
NICE HUH ?? Well what does he do ?
I know EVERYBODY here knows the answer so I wont post it.
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If you've taken the caliper mounting bracket off and still cannot get the stud to clear, you might try cutting off more of the broken stud. If the new one won't quite fit in, you can sometimes grind a flat spot on one side of the lip to allow it to slip into place.
You should always have all lug nuts in place. Using fewer than the vehicle has should only be done in an emergency and only long enough to get the vehicle to wherever it's to be fixed.
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do you think those lugs can be cut with a reciprocating saw or hacksaw? I did notice that if i could somehow get the old broken lug out, that i might just grind down about a 1/8 inch off one side of the lug head so it can slip by and seat down in the hole. man if they could have just made the bolt pattern about a 1/4 inch wider, then all of the lugs would be able to clear the obstruction. thanks for the input though, i guess also i could maybe get a file and try and file down the inside corner of the lug head to help it slip out too.
"hyundaitech" wrote: > If you've taken the caliper mounting bracket off and still > cannot get the > stud to clear, you might try cutting off more of the broken > stud. If the > new one won't quite fit in, you can sometimes grind a flat > spot on one > side of the lip to allow it to slip into place. > > You should always have all lug nuts in place. Using fewer > than the > vehicle has should only be done in an emergency and only long > enough to > get the vehicle to wherever it's to be fixed.
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If you've got an appropriate reciprocating saw it might work. I've never even thought about that. Hacksaw will do it, but it'll take awhile. Sometimes I forget that not everyone has access to air tools.
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