It happened to me...Loose then broken knuckle studs.

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Brake fluid flush/ fill yesterday, when laying underneath the front I noticed on the passenger side there was a gap between the knuckle and bottom of the axle.

Put a 17mm on the nut and found that they were finger tight 😬

Started tightening up and BAM, with little pressure the (2) forward studs broke, nut, washer, cone and stud remnant fell out. 😭

Tightened up the (2) on the rear and made the 20mi trek home. Also noticed the steering wheel being slightly off center since I tightened those (2) remaining nuts.

Drivers side was tight and did not come loose.

I should probably replace all (8) of those studs, cones, washers and nuts...
 

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You might consider my High Strength studs. I can get them headed your way today in time fir this weekend.
awe these are awesome, thanks for letting me know you make these!

I ordered the full set for both sides from my local Toyota for ~54.00 and will have it this afternoon, then replace and re-align. Get ready for this weekend, I will keep yours in mind for next rebuild! :cheers:
 
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awe these are awesome, thanks for letting me know you make these!

I ordered the full set for both sides from my local Toyota for ~54.00 and will have it this afternoon, then replace and re-align. Get ready for this weekend, I will keep yours in mind for next rebuild! :cheers:
Yup, Was going to tell you most of the dealers in LA can get these in same day. Been there done that. If in a total pinch, I also carry a few spares if needed.

Check yer nutz!
 

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Yup, Was going to tell you most of the dealers in LA can get these in same day. Been there done that. If in a total pinch, I also carry a few spares if needed.

Check yer nutz!
Thank you @midfat .... I should have seen it coming...even saw a YouTube video the other day where someone was randomly checking and those were loose, should have walked out and checked that day but hey...at least I found it with only having (2) break..could have been much worse
 

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* Disclaimer- The following pic may be too graphic for some viewers, proceed with caution.

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To make you feel better after seeing that - here's the part numbers from Mr.T

Stud - 90126-12010
Cone - 42323-60020
Washer - 90201-12019
Nut - 94115-71200
 
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* Disclaimer- The following pic may be too graphic for some viewers, proceed with caution.

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To make you feel better after seeing that - here's the part numbers from Mr.T

Stud - 90126-12010
Cone - 42323-60020
Washer - 90201-12019
Nut - 94115-71200
I caught mine at work one day.

Two had fallen out, one was broke off, the last one was almost ready to fall out.

I snugged it up and drove VERY gingerly on my way home.

I installed new ones the next day, but then I installed all new again when I rebuilt the front axle two months later.
 
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I had one break recently out wheeling. Got home and two were finger tight on the passenger side. Upgraded all 8 with ARP studs and saved the 7 I pulled out for spares. I think upgrading to ARP is well worth the money!
 
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If you own a cruiser long enough it becomes a regular check. Often an oil leak is the first indication. You can fabricate a locker for the nuts. Worst case scenario you can nick a couple of studs from the opposite side.
 

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