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front axel nut size (d60)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 69K5, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    My friend has a old military dodge crew cab lwb. the front axel is a d60. what size is the nut on this thing. its way to big for anything that we have and a hammer and chisel wouldnt do it. Iirc its alltime 4wd. no hubs to turn just a big coverplate.

    thanks

    69k5
     
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    What nut are you trying to remove with a chisel? The wheel bearing nuts?

    You need a special socket for those! Don't go at them with a chisel!

    I had to replace ONE of those nuts. It was $13 with my discount at my auto parts store for ONE!!!!!
     
  3. 69K5

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    yep thats it. when ever you take off the cover plate its the one that you have to remove to take the hub and all off.

    do you remember what size it is?
     
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    ttt
     
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    YOU NEED A SPECIAL 4WD HUB SOCKET TO REMOVE IT!!!!!!
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    YOU NEED A SPECIAL 4WD HUB SOCKET TO REMOVE IT!!!!!!

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    uh huh what he said...

    i have one for my 14 bolt and d44 front...
    but now I need one for my new d60 front.. /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    Is there a way so that the 14B and D60 can use the same friggin $20 socket? I have nuts on my 60 and the 6-point slot things on the 14B.
     
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    Is there a way so that the 14B and D60 can use the same friggin $20 socket? I have nuts on my 60 and the 6-point slot things on the 14B.

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    In my case this wasn't possible.

    Some sockets are a combo 4 prong and 6 prong, and I bought one.

    Unfortunately, the 4 prong part of that socket was too small for my '60 so I took it back and had to order the correct one.

    For me, it was part number (STL) 29000 for the 4 prong socket I needed, which is bigger than the 1/2 and 3/4 ton one. I think it retails for about $20.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Is there a way so that the 14B and D60 can use the same friggin $20 socket? I have nuts on my 60 and the 6-point slot things on the 14B.

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    if you get an extra set of 14B nuts and put them on the D60.
    I have read that the 14B, D60, D70, and D80 all use the same nut size just different amount of slots. But i've not yet made it 100% true yet.

    Andrew
     
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    My D60 was originally equipped with a six slot nut instead of the four. I will check to see if those nuts fit in my 14FF socket and let you know. The only thing I won't be able to check is threads, but it will tell if the 14FF socket will fit the old D60 style nuts.
     
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    You use what i'd like to call a bigass screw driver and a hammer.
     
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    You use what i'd like to call a bigass screw driver and a hammer.

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    NO YOU DON'T!!!!!
     
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    So I have found the 60 came with too many nut options. I have 6 pt regular style nuts, my dad's 60 has a 6 slot nut, and I saw one that had a 4 slot nut. Go figure /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif. I am gonna check the PN# on them and see if any match. I have seen the 14FF with standard style 6 pt nuts also. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Mine has four slot nuts that happen to be bigger than your usual 4 slot nuts. Boy was that irritating!! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    You can rent the set of sockets from Oreilly for $100, you get it back once you return the sockets or you can buy the socket for $20-$30 /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    My D60 was originally equipped with a six slot nut instead of the four. I will check to see if those nuts fit in my 14FF socket and let you know. The only thing I won't be able to check is threads, but it will tell if the 14FF socket will fit the old D60 style nuts.

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    I verified last night that the hub socket for the 14FF WILL fit the six notch style D60 nuts. I actually bought new 4 notch nuts for my D60 but thinking about using the original 6 notch style as I would only need one socket for repairs.... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    So, will 14ff nuts fit on a '60? I wouldn't mind having the same ones front and rear myself.
     

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