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Front Wheel Bearings

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by backcountry, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. backcountry

    backcountry 1/2 ton status

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    Hello all!

    I need to adjust my front wheel bearings but am unsure of the torque values. Both inner and outer nuts.

    Anyone care to share this with me?

    Thank you!

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  2. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    50 ft/lbs. for inner while rotating wheel. Then backoff enough to free up wheel. Install lockring. Install outer nut and torque to 160 ft/lbs.
     
  3. backcountry

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    This gets confusing. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    I have been told 35 ft. lbs. for the inners and 50 ft. lbs. for the outers. I have also been told 50 ft. lbs. inners and outers.

    In both cases backing the inners 1/4 turn off after reaching touque spec's.

    Any more ideas? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  4. backcountry

    backcountry 1/2 ton status

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    BTW, I have a Dana 44 in a 1973 Chevy K/10 Pickup. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  5. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    That's straight from the GM service manual. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    The inners can have different torque values depending on if you have manual hubs (50 ft/lbs) or auto hubs (35 ft/lbs). Outer is 160 ft/lbs minimum.
     
  6. Big Red

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    ummm, yeah, if u have the ten bolt...i torqued my inners to 50lb-ft...and the outers also to 50lb-ft. then backed off a 1/4 turn. didn't see anywhere in the manual that the outer should be torqued to 160lb-ft. i have the auto hubs. been running like that for a while now and no noises. maybe the 160 is for hd stuff?
     

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