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14 bolt hub nuts?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    i have a 77' 14bolt full floater, what do i torque the hub nuts to? my pos chiltons only covers the half ton 10bolt.
     
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    The lug nuts holding the wheel or the spindle nuts holding the bearing hub to the housing?
     
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    Spindle nuts behind the axle when you pull it out
     
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    For the two nut style - I've always torqued the inner to 50ftlbs and then backed off 1/4 turn. The outer I also torque to 50ftlbs and then carefully tighten it until it lines up with the lock washer. Don't know if this is the text book way but it's always worked for me.

    If you have the single nut with a keyway I don't know that one... :dunno:
     
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    The chilton I got says "Install adjusting nut. Tighten to 50 ft. lbs at same time rotating hub""Back off and retighten to 35 ft lbs then back off 1/4 turn" I always leave it at 35 lbs.
    "install tanged retainer"
    "tighten outer lock nut to 65 ft lbs"
    I always do 80

    I do the same front and rear.

    Have done so for 10 years to all my trucks and never had a problem. Now if you got the one spindle nut like on the CUCV 14 bolts or maybe all 80's and up(not sure on years just know the CUCV's have it this awy). Tighten it to 50 then back off until the notches line up to slide the key in. Like this style much better.
     

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