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3 of my lug bolts snapped in half, long story, took off wheel, to see there wasn't enough clearance to replace the bolts so I'm trying to take the hub off. I got the big nut in the middle off, removed caliper and brake rotor and still don't see how I can get the hub off. Would I have to punch out the bearings and probably replace those just to get these bolts out?
 

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I haven't studied the hub on my Forte, but are the lugs just being stopped by the dust shield? If so, can you just bend it out of the way, and then bend it back after the lugs have been replaced?
Yeah that's what I would like to do. People said they have to cut a piece of the dust shield and it's kind of hard to bend it back, you also have to cut off some of the bolt to make it a D shape to get it past the steering knuckle. I'm not sure if that would be better or not.
 

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I was afraid of that. What a pain in the ass just to change some studs. They could of made it easier. I think I'm just going to cut a piece of the dust shield to get them in and then try to weld it back together. The other way I would have to buy a bearing press and have a hell of a time doing all that and I need my car for work. Also just paid 130 bucks for a special alignment about 2 weeks ago don't feel like doing that again to get back to my - 2.5 camber
 

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Thanks for the help guys! I just went ahead and cut the dust shield so I was able to bend it back to punch the old studs out then shaved off a little of the head of the new stud to I could fit it past the knuckle. Put a washer, bigger nut, and a lug not on it to punch it through. Bent back the dust shield and I'm good to go now.
 

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