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Front wheel bearing torque

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sparky, May 14, 2001.

  1. Sparky

    Sparky 1/2 ton status

    Aug 20, 2000
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    San Antonio(summer) Texas A and M (school year)
    I know this has been debated before, but what is the proper torque for those nuts that require the special socket with the 4 prongs? I have heard alot of different answers before so let me know why you say what you say. Then ill just go with the majority. [​IMG]


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  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

    Feb 17, 2000
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    California (Modesto area)
    For me 1972 Dana44 this is the way I have been doing it for years.
    after packing the first thing is to seat the bearrings by tightning the first nut to 50ftlbs. Make sure you rotate the hub/rotor assy while tightning. Now losein that inside nut and re torque to 35ftlbs then back it off by 1/8 a turn.Now slide in the ring washer to see if the pin will go into one of the holes.Most likely it won't line up so turn the nut counterclockwize to the nearist pin hole.
    The second nut is were i'm sure there is going to be allot of different answers. I have allways torqued it to 55ftlbs or so. I have never had ANY issues doing it this way. I have made 1500 mile road trips with no wheelbearing heat issues.
    Good Luck and check the torque specs that is recomened for your year.[​IMG]

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