2005 Ford F-150 2WD front spindle nut

Tiny
GARY1399
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  • 2005 FORD F-150
  • 4.2L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
When tightening spindle nut to 295 ft. Lb. Spec. Rotor locks up.
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Monday, March 31st, 2014 AT 1:47 PM

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Tiny
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SORTA SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE "SPECing" THE WRONG PART !

295 IS TERRIBLE. BIG TIME TOO TIGHT. IT'S A WONDER THE BEARINGS AREN'T SQUISHED!

SORRY I DON'T HAVE YOUR SPECS ON HAND RIGHT NOW. YOU GOT A REPAIR MANUAL?

MY '77 JEEP CJ 5 SPINDLE NUT TORQUES AT 50 FT-LBS WHILE SPINNING THE WHEEL/ HUB (THIS SEATS THE BEARINGS). THEN YOU "BACK IT OFF" EXACTLY 1/4 TURN

DONE. INSTALL THE TABBED FRICTION WASHER, THEN I INSTALL "THE OTHER NUT", THE LOCKING NUT, (IT'S IDENTICAL TO THE 1ST ONE) IT GETS TORQUED TO 50 FT-LBS TOO. THIS TIME THE LOCKING NUT, DOES NOT GET BACKED OFF AT ALL!

THE 1ST NUT (THAT I BACKED OFF) IS PROBABLY A LITTLE MORE THAN FINGER TIGHT. IF I HAD CHECKED IT. IT REMAINS THAT WAY WITH THE OUTER NUT LOCKING IT STILL

AMAZINGLY. MY 1946 WILLYS WORKS IDENTICAL TO THE '77!

YOU DID GREASE YOUR BEARINGS?

IF YOU NEED SPECs. LEMME KNOW, I WILL LOOK FOR YOU!

THE MEDIC
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Monday, March 31st, 2014 AT 3:44 PM
Tiny
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Sealed bearings 24mm thread 36 mms socket
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Monday, March 31st, 2014 AT 8:08 PM
Tiny
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WOW!

AM I STILL LIVING IN THE '80s!

I CAN SORTA SEE HOW IT WORKS NOW!

I GRABBED YOU A DIAGRAM FROM "MITCHELL I" (BELOW)

YOU SORTA DIDN'T INCLUDE "WHAT YOU WERE A-DOIN'"."WHY YOU WERE DOIN'. NEW PARTS OR OLD?

JUST STUPID STUFF FOR NOW

DID YOU REPLACE THE PADS?

DID YOU PUSH THE PISTONS IN ALL THE WAY WITH A C-CLAMP?

DID YOU COMPARE THICKNESSES OF PARTS---DEPTHS ON "SHELVES" FROM THE FRONT SIDE AND THE BACK OD THE ROTORS? (IF YOU REPLACED THEM)

DID YOUR BEARINGS SEAT FULLY IN THEIR HOLES?

I'VE EVEN SEEN BRAKE CALIPERS "CRAMMED" ONTO THE WRONG SIDE OF THE VEHICLE

I DID NOT SEE ANY IN THE DIAGRAM----WAS THERE SOME SORTA SPACER THAT GOES BETWEEN THE BEARING SETS? (LIKE TO KEEP YOU FROM SQUEEZING THE TWO TOGETHER IN THE MIDDLE)

AT "FINGER TIGHT" IS ANYTHING DRAGGIN'?

SOMETIMES YOU CAN GET A BAD DEAL AT THE PARTS HOUSE---ONE YEAR OFF OR 4X4 ETC. THEN YOU HAVE THE "CELL PHONE ISSUE" (CPI) THEY GAVE YOU THE WRONG STUFF 'CAUSE THEY WERE NOT "IN TUNE" WITH YOU

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 AT 4:17 PM
Tiny
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I'M LOOKING EVERY CHANCE I GET

WIFEY IS DEMANDING!

FOUND ANOTHER DIAGRAM---I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO READ THE ARTICLES YET!

JUST GUESSING.

IN THIS DIAGRAM FOR YOUR TRUCK

THE TOP DIAGRAM. IS SO SIMILAR TO MY JEEPS. TAPERED BEARINGS. LOOKS TO BE 1 PIECE WITH THE STUDS PRESSED IN. REMOVING THE BEARINGS SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY WAY TO GET ROTOR OFF

THE BOTTOM DIAGRAM "MAY BE" 4WD?THE NUT (I WOULD CALL IT THE AXLE NUT) I CAN "SEE" THIS ONE BEING TIGHTENED TO 295. THE ROTOR SORTA "FALLS OFF" WHEN YOU REMOVE THE WHEEL

ANY NEWS FROM YOUR END?

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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FORGOT THE DARN DIAGRAM---HERE IT IS

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 AT 5:45 PM
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CAUTION:Do not apply lubricant to the threaded end of the axle.

NOTE: Clean the wheel spindle (including the threaded end) of any dirt or grease using the specified solvent before installing the brake disc.

Remove the brake disc.
To ease installation, lubricate the inner race of the bearing assembly using the specified lubricant.
Remove and discard the wheel hub retaining nut.
To install, tighten to 400 Nm (296 lb-ft).
Remove the wheel hub assembly from the vehicle.
Remove the wheel bearing from the wheel hub.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
ALWAYS INSTALL A NEW HUB RETAINING NUT
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 AT 7:03 AM

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