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14ff Axle bolts loose. Is this normal? I tightened but...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakeslim, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    I changed the bearings not to long ago and put back together. I noticed fluid that had "spun" all over my rear rims. I grabbed a wrenched and found that both rear axles were loose. All the bolts on both sides....is this normal? I am sure I tightened. Even if it was error, both sides would be hard to believe. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Anything I should be looking for?
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    I would guess you just undertorqued them. Torque spec on those is 115 ft-lbs.
     
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    bigyellowjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Just tighten them and watch them next trip. Ive never heard of them loosing, in fact the bolts have a knurled head so they should stay tight.
     
  4. fortcollinsram

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    Chris
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    mine come loose on occasion, just make sure they are tight, and also make sure you have the right gasket.
     
  6. 4xcrazy

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    I use my tire iron/4-way wrench to tighten mine, i just tighten them as i do with the lug nuts. Never had any come loose on me.
     

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