Proper way to tighten front axel nuts?
Okay, I changed out my uppper/lower ball joints this weekend and I have a question properly tighting the axel nut/locknut.
Here's how I did it:
1) After repacking both bearings (inner/outer) and changing the seals, tighten the inner nut (closest to the bearings) to 50ft/lbs.
2) Back the nut out not more than 3/8 turn
3) Place the lock washer on the spindle making sure pin goes in one of the holes.
4) Place the outer nut (farthest from the bearing) on the spindle and tighten to 190-210ft/lbs.
This is basically how one the manuals I looked at said to do it. Does that sound right you guys? Also, my torque wrench only goes up to 150ft/lbs so I tightend to that and then took a breaker bar and basically stood on it.
Other then that question, the install of the ball joints went real smooth. You will not believe the steering quality since. It actuall goes were I want it to, not the other way around! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]