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spindle nut

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AJBK588, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. AJBK588

    AJBK588 Registered Member

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    how many ft/lbs should the front spindle nuts be torqued to?
     
  2. MuddinManny

    MuddinManny Banned

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    Kinda need to know what you're working on...

    Dana 60 -> 65 Ft/Lbs

    Manny
     
  3. AJBK588

    AJBK588 Registered Member

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    yah sorry not thinking it is a k5 88 10 bolt 8.5
     
  4. MuddinManny

    MuddinManny Banned

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    Ah, okay, lets see.....

    88 K5 10Bolt......88K5 10Bolt......88K5 10Bolt.....hmmmmm.....

    See below

    Manny
     
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  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Outer spindle nut on an '88 is spec'd at around 160 ft/lbs. :shocked: It's critical if the factory auto-locing hubs are still in use...
     
  6. garlicbreath

    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, dana 60's get much less torque than half ton stuff.
     
  7. 87BrnRsd

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    If its the inner spindle nut your working on then it should be torqued to 50 ft/lbs. Then backed off, then re-torqued to 35 ft lbs, then backed off 3/8 of a turn.

    The outer nut is somewhere between 160-180 ft lbs.
    -Harrison
     

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