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Unread 10-05-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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Axle nut size

Is the front axle (D30) nut a 36mm or 1 7/16"?

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Unread 10-05-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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36mm...for future reference, almost everything on the jeep is metric.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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I seareched and came up with the 2 different sizes. They're probally almost identical. But i don't want to get home and have a socket that almost fits. thanks..............
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Unread 10-05-2009, 03:20 PM   #4
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x2 on the 36mm
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x3 on the 36mm.....and get a big breaker bar
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x3 on the 36mm.....and get a big breaker bar
I literally broke my breaker bar trying to get that freaking nut off. I ended up getting a cheap 12 volt impact wrench from walmart. Had that sucker off in five seconds flat. I wish I'd gone that route to begin with, and I strongly recommend that to the OP. It cost me $30 and has saved me untold time and hassle.
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lol I ended up going to Home Depot and getting a 3' plumbing pipe to use as a breaker
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Retorque to 175ftlbs when you reassemble. That number is critical to the life of your wheel bearings.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:15 PM   #9
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Got a impact wrench, torque wrench.
Got a 36mm socket from Sears and it's too big.
OK got a 36mm 6pt. from the parts store and it fits much better. Still loose.
Soaked it earlier with Kroil Kreeping Oil. (love this stuff) And Nut came right off. (nuts been on there for 10yrs.)
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