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What size is the axle nut on a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix?

What size is the axle nut on a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix?


What size is the axle nut on a Dana 30?

36 mm

How much does it cost to tighten wheel bearings on a trailer?

To pre-load the bearings, install the spindle washer and spindle nut onto the spindle with the hub and bearings in place. Tighten the spindle nut finger tight (until snug) and then with channel-lock pliers or a crescent wrench, tighten the spindle nut another 1/4 turn or about 15 to 20 ft pounds of torque.

Can you over grease a bearing?

Too much grease volume (overgreasing) in a bearing cavity will cause the rotating bearing elements to begin churning the grease, pushing it out of the way, resulting in energy loss and rising temperatures. This can result in accelerated wear of the rolling elements and then component failure.

What causes trailer wheel bearing failure?

A potential cause for bearing failure is the castle nuts being over tightened. Castle nuts should be just slightly more than hand tight. If too tight this will put excessive pressure on the bearings and could lead to premature failure. I suggest an inspection of the tires on the affected wheels.

What are signs of bad wheel bearing?

What are the symptoms of bad wheel bearingsA humming, rumbling or growling noise that increases with acceleration or as the vehicle turns.A loud constant whining or grinding noise when the vehicle is in motion.Clunking noises when driving over uneven road surfaces.

What happens if a wheel bearing goes out while driving?

The wheel bearings in your vehicle works with the tire, hub, and wheel to make a smooth ride while you are driving down the road. If a wheel bearing goes bad, more friction will be placed on the wheel, and the wheel will start to wobble. If you hear noises coming from the wheel, contact a mechanic right away.

How long does it take to fix a wheel bearing?

Some rear/4WD vehicles have the bearing and hub permanently assembled and bolted to the spindle. While making for a more expensive replacement part, removal and replacement only takes 20-30 minutes. Rear axle bearings on rear wheel drive/4 wheel drive are a big job that will run several hours.