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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2002, 11:23 AM
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locknut removal

Hey fellas,
trying to find the size of the locknut to get to the wheel bearings on a Dana 30 front! I have and 82 cj7, and just can't seem to get the size right...don't have a ruler...i hate not being at home! thanks in advance!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2002, 11:41 AM
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Re: locknut removal

You have 2 nuts, one on top of the other held in place with a washer that you bend a tab on. You can get that socket real cheap from 4WDHW, otherwise you will pay BIG bucks for a regular socket. Can't remember the size offhand, I would order the one from 4WDHW.

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Re: locknut removal

Try your local parts store too. I know NAPA carries them. Ask for a 4 wheel drive hub socket. There are two types, one with four prongs and one for hex nuts. You need the one for the hex nuts.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2002, 06:51 AM
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Re: locknut removal

2 1/8 is what the socket measures.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2002, 01:36 PM
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Re: locknut removal

I'm pretty sure it's considered 2 1/16th, if you can't find the correct socket, a hammer and chisle will turn it since it is not very tight.

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