Front wheel bearings

Tiny
STUDLY0618
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My front wheel bearings keep coming loose. I take the assembly apart, retighten the nut, and install all the parts back properly. Then as soon as I go down the road again I can hear grinding again. When I get back, the nut has backed off somehow even with the key inserted.

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Thursday, December 14th, 2006 AT 10:24 PM

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Tiny
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Hey studly,
Is this a truck? 4X2 or 4X4? Or a car?

Chris

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Friday, December 15th, 2006 AT 4:05 AM
Tiny
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It is a 1994 Ford Ranger 4x4 with about 120k miles.

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Friday, December 15th, 2006 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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Hey,
Sounds like the "locking pin" on the inner nut has broken. I recommend you replace the inner nut and be sure to torque this one to spec!

Chris

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Friday, December 15th, 2006 AT 3:53 PM

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