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1995 C1500 spindle nut torque procedure?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by divorced, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. divorced

    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    I'm putting new brakes and bearings on my 1995 C1500 and was wondering if anyone knows the torque procedure (with a Ft. Lbs. value) for the spindle nut?

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    After packing the bearings with grease and installing the inner bearing and seal install the hub, install the outer bearing, washer and nut.
    while rotating the hub in a foward direction torque the nut to about 12ft lbs.
    Keep doing that a few times to ensure the bearings are seated.
    back the nut off till it is just loose then using your hand(not a socket) tighten the nut untill it is snug. If the cotter key hole does not line up loosen the nut slightly until they do.
    From the hand-tight position the nut should not be loosened more than one half flat to to install the cotter pin.
     
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    Sounds easy enough, thanks!
     
  4. beater_k20

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    always torqued to 25 ft/lb, backed off 1 turn, torque to 15 ft/lb, back off 1 turn, then torque to 7 ft/lb and back it off enough to line up the cotter pin. havent had a problem yet.
     
  5. BlueBlazer

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    Good to hear people doing things like this the right way. Your buddy Tim would laugh at you for using a torque wrench to do wheel bearings.
     

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