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How do you tighten axle nut?

How do you tighten axle nut?

Tighten the axle nut with a socket and torque wrench; torque the axle nut between 15 to 20-ft pounds of torque to preload the axle bearings. Rotate the hub eight to 10 revolutions by hand to fully seat the bearing races. Loosen the axle nut until it is freely loose, then finger-tighten the axle nut.

How tight do you tighten front wheel bearings?

Tighten the nut so that it is verifiably firm, but not overly tight. To check this, look at the notches on the nut. The nut itself will have notches in it on the ends. You will also see on the axle that there will be a hole going through it.

Can you tighten loose wheel bearing?

If you have a loose wheel bearing, and the adjusting nut was still locked in position, tightening it might lead to bearing failure. You can try tightening it up till it’s tight, loosening the nut a quarter turn, and see if it spins smoothly.

What is a axle nut?

Is the hub the disc behind the wheel that the wheel bolts onto. So the axle nut is the thing that holds the hub to the axle.

How do you remove a hub axle?

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