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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DuallyK5, Aug 18, 2006.
What is the proper way and tourque specs to install spindel nuts onto a 1/2 out of a blazer?
Are you talking about the 8(?) bolts that hold the spindle to the knuckle or the wheel bearing nut and lock ring that screw onto the spindle?
get yourself a spindal socket, tighten till you think its tight and then back off like and 8th of an inch....if I remember right.
Spindle mounting nuts
To reassemble the spindle: drive the repacked bearing into the spindle and fill the seal end of the spindle with grease. Install the grease seal onto the slinger with the lip toward the spindle. It would be best to replace the axle shaft slinger when the spindle seal is replaced. See Axle Shaft Removal and Overhaul for details. On 1980-82 models, the chamfered side of the thrust washer should be toward the slinger. Replace the spindle and torque the nuts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) on 1980 models and 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm) on 1981-87 models.
Spindle nuts / Wheel Bearings
Adjust the bearings by rotating the hub and tightening the inner adjusting nut to 50 ft. lbs., then loosening it and retightening to 35 ft. lbs. Next, back the nut off 3/8 turn or less. Turn the nut to the nearest hole in the lockwasher. Install the outer locknut and torque to a minimum of 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm) on 1980 models, 160-205 ft. lbs. (216-277 Nm) on 1981 and later 1/2 and 3/4 ton models, and 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm) on 1 ton vehicles. There should be 0.001-0.010 in. bearing end-play. This can be measured with a dial indicator.
Readymix! That was solid tech... good to see .
I wonder why the one tons get so much less torque on the spindle nuts?
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