I snapped one of the lug nut studs on the front wheel hub on my 2003 Honda Civic in half when trying to get the nut off, but there was enough of the stud left that I bought a new nut and put it on. Because it's on a front hub, the replacement is going to be expensive since the hub has to be taken apart. Do I need to get the stud replaced, or is it fine to use it like this?
I found this good video of how to do it without removing the hub/knuckle assembly from the vehicle. This is definitely one of those vehicles which engineers did not plan very well. Here's the video on YouTube. In case it is ever removed, here are the steps involved (follow safety protocols):
I have no clue why designers/engineers don't make little things like this easy. If you take everything apart (hub) to replace the stud, you'd also need to put a new wheel bearing in there, because it would be destroyed in the process. As pointed out, there is a way to do this, just not as easy as was originally suggested.