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Hello. My local shop have my car for service and discovered a stripped rear wheel stud. The shop tell me that they can't buy an individual stud and will have to buy a whole new hub ($600). This sounds crazy to me. Help please.
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I had a stripped rear stud, and my Pontiac dealer pressed it out and replaced the stud in like 20 minutes. It can be done.

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Thanks again guys. I may be retired next year and actually look forward to doing all the work on my 34,000 mile baby. I picked up the car and the shop owner told me that people don't want cars like the Solstice because not much is known about them. I said "it looks gorgeous and it's fast. What more does anybody need to know?" :) (I might have added that it's maybe the best bang for your buck out there, but I decided that he doesn't deserve one).
 

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Thanks again guys. I may be retired next year and actually look forward to doing all the work on my 34,000 mile baby. I picked up the car and the shop owner told me that people don't want cars like the Solstice because not much is known about them. I said "it looks gorgeous and it's fast. What more does anybody need to know?" :) (I might have added that it's maybe the best bang for your buck out there, but I decided that he doesn't deserve one).
get your tools cleaned up. You're going to have a lot of fun!
 

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I have bought individual studs and have about a dozen.

If you cant find one let me know.

I bought mine because on our Sky the lug nuts "welded" themselves to the threads and several studs failed when I went to rotate the tires. I have gone to using anti-seize on all my lugs.

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time to ditch that shop. I'd tell them to stop whatever they're doing, and put it back together. it will be ok to drive (not far, and not fast) with only 4 lugs. find a honest shop. even the local tire shop can change a wheel stud. I'd also make that shop's name public so no one else gets screwed.
 

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The only way you would need to replace a hub is if the mounting hole for the stud is messed up to the point a new stud would not seat correctly and spin in the hole. But more than likely they are trying to take you.
 
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