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Thread: wheel stud questions
Mazdarx605


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posted August 06, 2003 03:36 PM

wheel stud questions

Hell again all,

In my attept to figure out why my drivers side front wheel is very sticky I just tried loosening the wheel.The car is on jack stands so i used my impact gun to get the lugs loose.The very first one i tried is loose enogh that i can turn it by hand but i can't get it off.My question is.Are these studs a reverse thread or something?I felt behind the stud to feel if it is spinning in it's pressing but it doesn't seem to be.Oh yeah I got an optima today and now the blinkers are working fine.But the horn is still shot.Well looks like a job for next week when i have the week off.Thanks in advance.I will wait to try removing more lugs until i hear from someone on the subject.


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straightrepu


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posted August 06, 2003 04:30 PM

just like the old chryslers

One side has left hand threads the other has right hand threads. If you have the original lug nuts they will have
L or R stamped on them.
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Mazdarx605


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posted August 06, 2003 05:44 PM

Thanks alot,

I just went back out there and removed them and indeed they do have L's satmped on them.Of course I didn't see them at first because they were all in positions that I could not see them.Why on earth did they do this with the different threads?My father-in-laws old 74 Ford had those as well.I amd trying to get the wheel to free up would pushing the caliper back in and out a few time with some brake cleaner do the trick or should i just rebuild it?

Chris

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Klaus43


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posted August 07, 2003 08:34 AM

Calipers: Replacing best...

Rebuilding, next best... Cheap solution (for a little while): drive on 'em... L hand threads: I think the 'heavy duty' reasoning had something to do with the direction of wheel rotation...
If it's sat for some time, surface rust on an otherwise serviceable disc will cause 'em to stick...

       
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brad


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posted August 07, 2003 10:34 AM

quote:
Thanks alot,

I just went back out there and removed them and indeed they do have L's satmped on them.Of course I didn't see them at first because they were all in positions that I could not see them.Why on earth did they do this with the different threads?My father-in-laws old 74 Ford had those as well.I amd trying to get the wheel to free up would pushing the caliper back in and out a few time with some brake cleaner do the trick or should i just rebuild it?

Chris



Free up the wheel: spray it with lots of brake cleaner. Then spray liberally with WD-40, try to spray inbetween pad and rotor, that's where it sticks. Let it sit for an hour and do it's magic, respraying WD-40 every 15 minutes. Then try to move it.

Kragen sells rebuild calipers. I bought them for $30 + $1 core each. Yes, it's a thirty one dollar caliper and I just kept my core as spares.

http://www.partsamerica.com/
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Mazdarx605


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posted August 07, 2003 03:27 PM

The wheel does move but is very sticky.I can move the rotor with the wheel off but it is tough.I have since removed the caliper but have yet to do anything with it yet.Hopefully i can get it to loosen up some.


Chris


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Mazdarx605


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posted August 08, 2003 02:09 PM

Ok guys where can i get a new wheel stud(left hand thread),and a new lig nut for my 74?Drivers side front wheel.My attempts at the parts places and the local Mazda dealer were unsuccesful.The mazduh dealers micro fiche only went back to 79 and that was only RX-7 stuff.


Chris

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straightrepu


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posted August 08, 2003 02:59 PM
Edited By: straightrepu on 8 Aug 2003 15:07

studs are discontinued

but I located 2 back east, I`ll send you the part number and dealer info. The nuts are available from mazda but not the same style, part #1854-26-163B about $12 each, right hand thread part #1854-26-161B.
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Mazdarx605


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posted August 08, 2003 04:02 PM

Thank you very much I will try the Mazda dealer i have a connection(Mazda Gallery in Norwood MA gives discounts to club members)with they can always help me out.I just happened to be in the area of this other dealer that is pretty clueless.I stopped by for 2 reasons.One was to see if they had the stud and the other was to look at the RX-8.I loved the car in pictures,and was drooling over it in perso.What a sweet looking car with a superb layout in the cockpit.


Chris


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Mazdarx605


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posted August 11, 2003 10:13 AM

Well guys I found what may be an answer to my problems.
The local parts place has what looks like a match to my front left wheel studs in a right hand thread.So I bought 6 of them along with 5 nuts(thats all the nuts they had).I then got on the phone to John Finger Mazda and asked them about right rear studs to replace the left side ones I have.They showed 15 at the mazda warehouse in Norton Massachusetts(very close to where i live),as well as like 57 nuts in Virginia.I called my local dealer connection and ordered all the right rear studs they had.So my question is will the right rear studs work on the left rear?Will having all right hand threads be an issue?I didn't order the lug nuts because mazda wants 12 bucks a piece for them I think i can get them cheaper else where but I'm not suer really.Let me know if I should get the nuts,and if my idea of going all righty threads is a bad idea or not.


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straightrepu


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posted August 12, 2003 03:28 PM

wheel studs

Found the LH studs at carparts.com for $1.50 each.
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Tom93R1


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posted August 13, 2003 11:17 AM

I replaced the LH studs with RH studs I found at the local Pep Boys. Now I dont have to worry about explaining the concept of left hand threads at Pep Boys again...
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Klaus43


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posted August 14, 2003 01:04 PM

We've got our 'wheels'...

...and, of course, we're all studs, (excepting any female members...); any questions?

       
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straightrepu


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posted August 14, 2003 01:39 PM
Edited By: straightrepu on 14 Aug 2003 13:40

Any of you studs

happen to have a RH lug nut in good condition that they can spare. A grease monkey with an impact gun broke a stud and tossed my right nut away.
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Tom93R1


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posted August 14, 2003 02:33 PM

For you guys that need a LH thread stud I will look this weekend after I get home to see if I still have the old ones. If I do have them I will send them to whoever needs one.
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brad


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posted August 14, 2003 10:56 PM

America's Tire Company

is where I went to get RH and LH threaded lug nuts. Took a few days to get the LH in but they are installed and working.


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jfaplanet


Redlining
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posted August 14, 2003 11:01 PM

Nuts

StraightREPU, I'm sure I've got some spare nuts out in the garage. Are you just wanting an original nut, not chrome. Let me know what you need and I'll see what I can do to help. Charles
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straightrepu


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posted August 15, 2003 10:47 AM

thanks

Charles, need an original, what you get from mazda nowadays is nothing like the old ones. If anybody needs any mag lugs I have a full set of RH and LH.
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Kenpo2


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posted September 16, 2016 11:15 AM

Left hand (reverse threads) lugs and nuts. Need to buy.

Need to buy a set of driver side lug bolts and nuts. Any available? Or know where to het them anymore.thanks alex

       
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rotarydave2006


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posted September 25, 2016 08:17 PM

I have a used set from my old repu.lmk if interested

       
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