Wheel bearing nut size

Tiny
MATTHEW MARCUM
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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Anyone know what size the wheel bearing nut is in Standard and Metric?
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Saturday, November 17th, 2018 AT 8:34 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros. Com.

I just replaced one of these a week ago. If I recall, it was 36mm. That works out to roughly 1 7/16"

I hope this helps.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe
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Saturday, November 17th, 2018 AT 9:03 PM
Tiny
MATTHEW MARCUM
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Can you use a wrench on it?
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Saturday, November 17th, 2018 AT 9:04 PM
Tiny
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You can, but a socket and torque wrench are needed because you need to torque it to the manufacturer's specs.

There are two style nuts that can be used. Tighten the old style nut (picture 1) to 385 Nm (284 ft. Lbs.). Tighten the new style nut (picture 2) to 235 Nm (173 ft. Lbs.).
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Saturday, November 17th, 2018 AT 9:33 PM
Tiny
MATTHEW MARCUM
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What if you do no have a torque wrench what can you use?
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Saturday, November 17th, 2018 AT 9:39 PM

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