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Unread 06-14-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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changing front axle shaft..axle nut

quick question, how do you guys tighten the axle nut...i know its 175 ft/lbs but do you tighten it with tire on the ground or does someone apply the brakes while its still on jackstands?


99WJ 4.0
IRO 3", SYE, D30 aussie/8.8 aussie, 4.10s, 33's, skids/bumpers
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Unread 06-14-2009, 08:32 AM   #2
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You could apply the brakes. If the wheel still spins try this. I jammed a rod or a big screwdriver that fit into the vent holes on my disc brake through my caliper (there's a little hole up there on the caliper where you inspect the brake pad wear). It makes a stop for your rotor and then you can tighten away.
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Unread 06-14-2009, 08:40 AM   #3
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Put it in 4wd part time and the trans in park.
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