Correct Wheel Bearing tightness???
95 Bronco Eddie Bauer 302 with E4OD and factory automatic hubs. Got that out of the way. I changed the factory automatic hubs to Superwinch manuals. My real question is what is the correct procedure and torque for tightening the front wheel bearings. I learned that the 95 & 96 have a different wheel bearing nut than anything in any of the manuals I can find. It is different than any of my other Dana 44 fronts. Every procedure calls for an inner and outer locknut with different torques. Mine has only one locknut for the bearings with a semicircle locking pin the slips into the splines of the spindle and locknut. I had to get a special locknut socket called a rounded hex style, it's not any of the standard 4x4 spindle nuts or even the special Ford only style that has to be compressed to disengage the automatic locking feature. Anybody got the correct procedure and torque specs for this version? This is the wife's truck and I don't want bearing failure or loose bearings to cause a spindle to break going down the road, or anything like that.
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