I believe that this is more of a problem with steel wheels tha with alloys.
I was told not to use an impact wrench when removing/replacing wheels as the
studs tend to break easily. Never broken one on eith of my Amigos. Both
I have a '96 Rodeo, that I've "spun" at least 3 and maybe 4 studs in since
I've had it. All on the front wheels. Steel wheels with center caps, and
of course, no way to get the nut loose from the stud once the stud spins
loose in the hub. So... after spending about 2hrs trying to figure out how
to get it loose, without damaging the center cap beyond repair, finally
figured a way. Used a hole saw and cut a hole big enough in the center cap
to allow it to slip over the nut. Then just cut the nut/stud off so I could
get the wheel off. After this happened a second time. I put some weld on
the back of the studs to help hold them in place. Still happened at least
once more since then, but at least not several times like I was afraid it
i've definitely had issues with mine as well. i've been told that the
problem is caused by isuzu using aluminum lug studs from the factory.
when you put a steel nut on an aluminum stud it causes some pretty
funky corrosion issues. a local tire shop suggested i use an anti-
sieze lubricant on the studs (permatex makes a pretty good one) and i
havent had any problems since...
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