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Front axle locknuts on '04 Wrangler? Dana 30?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by guido666, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. guido666

    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    What kind of axle is on the front of an '04 Wrangler? Dana 30? Will a D44/10b locknut tool work to take the hubs off on that too? It's my mom's Jeep and somehow she managed to break a u-joint (totally stock!?!). Is there a different socket if not?
     
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    The same tool will NOT work. The Wrangler has unitized hub bearings and therefore usually a regular hex-head style nut torqued really tight. I think it's usually around a 32 mm size *but I'm not sure exactly what size*.
     
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    It's metric though? I have a 3/4" Drive Ratchet with lots of big American size sockets.
     
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    32mm, I think, is equivalent to 1 1/4" in SAE.
     
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    1 3/8 will work but be real tight. I know i just done it If only the u joint dont take the nut off. Just take the 3 bolts that hold the hub on and slide the shaft and all out. then on the work bench put new u joint in. Just remember about the dust hat under the hub. I forgot to put it back on then when i put it on i had it turned the wrong way. I takes me about 5 minutes to tear that front end apart now. Bolts are 13mm 12 point. Brake bolts are 1/2 standard.
     
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    Thanks, now I get to work on mom's Jeep in the snow. :doah:
     

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