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  • How tight for the axle nuts?

    I'm doing the ball joints on my unit and I would like to know the torque value you guys are using on the axle nuts?

  • #2
    German specs: GÖÖD en TIGHT

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    • #3
      This is from the F-250 that the axles and joints came from, so I assume they are reasonable for ours:
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      • #4
        So 20 ft/lbs? I did way tighter than that.

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        • #5
          This say's something completely different. I've been going by the assumption of a 2000 expedition
          https://ford-specs.com/cars/2000/exp...pecs_front.php

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          • #6
            According to this skf guide it's 221 ft/lbs
            https://estore.nordiques.com/uploads...torquesskf.pdf

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            • #7
              I would go with the 225 ft/lbs
              that was probably a typo on the graphic.
              Last edited by Rasmusrentals; 09-05-2022, 11:58 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rasmusrentals View Post
                I would go with the 225 ft/lbs
                that was probably a typo on the graphic.
                Thing is, every single bolt or nut I touch on this thing are super loose. It's a wonder these things didn't fly apart in the field. It's crazy LOL So that's why I questioned the 20lbs, because the axle nuts were probably no more than that when I took them off. Ball joint nuts were hand tight.

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                • #9
                  I always tighten them about 5 blows with my 1/2” impact. They need to be tight to hold the wheel bearings in the hub.

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