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Nutts on raised steering arm

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MUD JUNKIE, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    I was told after you remove the nutts for the half horse shoe steering arm they must be replaced.If this is true,what are the names of these nutts,or where could I pick some up? /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    You can reuse them, just use locktight when you reinstall them. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    They are called anti back off nutts, or sweged nutts.
    Sometimes they will use nylon as the anti back off part of the nut.
    And usually they are grade 8 nutts.
    Go to a nutts and bolts screw store.
    Good luck
     
  4. MUD JUNKIE

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    umm,I think they are called nylock nutts? is this the right kind? if so I'll get them today
     
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    I have only seen about 1200 steering arms, and all the
    ones I have seen had used a Swedge Design, but
    I suppose you could use Nylon .
     
  6. MUD JUNKIE

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I have only seen about 1200 steering arms, and all the
    ones I have seen had used a Swedge Design, but
    I suppose you could use Nylon .

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    swedge design? what is that?
     
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    it is a slightly oval shape where the thread exits the nut, so when the threads go through they have to "push" the oval to round shape and this tension helps hold it in place
     
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    I see,I will ask for those when I go to the hardwaree store
     

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