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Quick 14 Bolt Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79Stomper, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. 79Stomper

    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I am putting my 14 bolt back together after 4 months or so of dis assembly so forgot something.

    On the 6 point nut on the shaft, how tight do I put that nut? I have one tight as can be and the wheel won'tmove. The other I have it snugged and the wheel moves fine so which one should I go with?

    Quickest replies appreciated as I am doing this right now.

    TIA:thumb:
    James
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    The wheel not moving is generally not a good thing....

    Go with the second choice:thumb:
     
  3. 79Stomper

    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That is what I am thinking too, but I just want to make sure. Hate to be going down the road and smoke the bearings.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I've always torqued the inner to 50ftlbs and then backed off 1/4 turn. The outer I also torque to 50ftlbs and then carefully tighten it until it lines up with the lock washer. Don't know if this is the text book way but it's always worked for me.
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, that is what I do for the front as well, But what about the rear? There is only one and it snugs against the outer bearing with a metal lock that fits in between the nut and the shaft then a lock ring goes over that.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Eew... can't help on that one. I have the older style nuts (2 nuts w/ washer in between, like a front), I haven't dealt with the single nut/keyway set up yet.

    :dunno:
     
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    You can switch to the 2 nut style. The D60 and 14FF spindles use the same nuts.
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If ya can't find the spindle nut's I have a couple of extras if ya need em.:xmas:
     

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