I hope this message finds you well. I’d appreciate your input in regards to my trucks current situation.
Topic: Auto parts store wheel studs, installed on a new front wheel bearing hub assembly; bought from the dealership.
Side Note: Sinking brake pedal after being bled since new hub installed
35*13.5*20 federal tires
1/4 wheel spacer
200k KM on the odometer. I recently installed a front wheel bearing hub.
Since then, my wheel fell off while driving; twice.
Truck was recently brought out of storage, since installation of the hub assembly. Wheel fell off driving and the 1/4 inch wheel spacer – shattered.
Tire was reinstalled on the remaining 6 out of 8 wheel studs, without the wheel spacer.
Truck was OK driving for 3 days, going to and from work.
New studs came in from shipping and were installed.
I hammered out the broken studs. After removing and placing hub on a firewood round; hammered in the new studs. The wheel bearing hub came from the dealership. I drove roughly 1km and my wheel fell off with no spacer applied.
(6) wheel studs from the auto parts store were inserted via hammer, whilst stranded along the highway. New 1/4 spacer bought and installed.
Crawled truck home.
Installed new master cylinder. Currently, awaiting on a helper, to assist in bleeding. No fittings came with new master cylinder so, bench bleeding was not available at this time.
Did I mess my new hub up by hammering the studs in both times?
Thank you for your feedback and have a good night.
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