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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2000, 08:30 PM
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Front axle nut on YJ

What size is the front axle nut on a '90 YJ. My biggest socket was 1 1/4" and it was too small. The normal axle socket is way too big. What gives? Any tips? Please give any insight or tips.

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Re: Front axle nut on YJ

you will need a special axle nut socket for it.. for if you get a socket that size.. the thickness of it will keep it from going into the axle housing.. they are like 8 bucks.. or you can use a hammer and a chisel, screwdriver.. to pound it out.. take a good flat head.. and put it on the back side, and beat with a hammer.. counter clock wise.. the nut will turn.. do it enough to take it off with you fingers.. dont worry.. 90 % of the cj's axle nuts are like this.. then just hit it on the other side to put it on.. just becareful of the threads..

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Re: Front axle nut on YJ

Thanks, I will try the hammer. Any clue on what size that nut is though, I have a "special" axle nut tool from previous vehicles and they aren't the same size. Are there only two sizes? Cool with me if that's the answer.

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Re: Front axle nut on YJ

I think that it is a 32 mm. I wouldn't try a hammer and chisel, these are like a front wheel drive car, using a sealed caged bearing and are torqued on pretty good. You can remove the whole wheel bearing and axle as an assembly by taking off the brake caliper, and then the three 13mm 12 point bolts from the back side.

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Re: Front axle nut on YJ

That sounds like a plan. Thanks a heap.

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Re: Front axle nut on YJ

Dont use a hammer and chisel on that nut unless your sure you can get it off. Once you start to destroy that nut, there is no turning back, you wont be able to get a socket on it again! If you dont need to replace the wheel bearing, there is no need to remove that nut....it comes apart and out of the jeep as a whole assy. Just take the caliper off and the 3 bolts on the backside of the hub assy.
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