What size socket do you need to undo front wheel hub nut? - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 Old 11-09-2008, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
Bulldoggy
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 49
What size socket do you need to undo front wheel hub nut?

As the title says i need a socket to remove the nut is it 1 3/8" or 36mm.

Thanks

Dave

Bulldoggy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 11-09-2008, 05:39 AM
limitedman
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 45
36mm is the size you need.
limitedman is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 11-09-2008, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
Bulldoggy
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 49
Thanks mate
Bulldoggy is offline  
post #4 of 19 Old 11-09-2008, 11:12 AM
COLDFEAR
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 234
your gonna need a torc wrench and a cheater bar for that too.

95' GrandCherokee 5.2L V8
3" Pro Comp lift, 33"s, FlowMaster Super 40
COLDFEAR is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 11-09-2008, 11:26 AM
billzcat1
Chicken in a Turkey Suit
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Redmond
Posts: 8,532
Please don't use a cheater bar on a torque wrench. Or ever use a torque wrench to loosen a bolt. Doing either is a guaranteed way to damage the torque wrench or at the very least, de-calibrate it.

Use a cheater bar on a BREAKER BAR and then use a torque wrench to tighten it. 175 ft-lbs is the spec.
billzcat1 is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 11-09-2008, 04:29 PM
10achik
I ate what?
 
10achik's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: STL (IL side)
Posts: 8,341
^ What he said

Ken

99 GC Limited - 4.7L HO V8, 6.5" IRO HC LA lift, F&R D44s locked & trussed, 242HD, IRO TC Skid, KMA Bumper, 35's
2006 Saturn Redline -2.0L Eaton supercharged I4, GMPP Stage 2, Custom Tune, AEM CAI, Ebiach Pro Kit w/ swaybars, EVO Ventus V12s (13.76 @ 103.85)
2006 Pontiac G6 GTP
2012 Nissan Juke - (hers)
2000 SV650 - naked, integrated tail light, sliders, corbin, pilot roads, RK chain & sprokets, D&D full exhaust, FactoryPro Stage I jet kit, +4 Ignition Advancer, Barnett race clutch
2006 Triumph America 900 - Full Dresser

January 2009 Grand Cherokee of the Month (GCOTM)
10achik is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 11-09-2008, 07:43 PM
mailforjon
Registered User
 
mailforjon's Avatar
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Boston
Posts: 997
hopefully he meant IMPACT wrench, not a torque wrench.


-2005 WK 5.7 Limited [DD]
-1999 WJ 4.7 Limited [SOLD]
-1998 ZJ 5.9 Limited [SOLD]
-1996 ZJ 5.2 Laredo [SOLD]
-1994 ZJ 4.0 Laredo [SOLD]
-1993 XJ 2.5 [SOLD]
mailforjon is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 11-09-2008, 07:54 PM
magnumcherokee
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: S.E.PA
Posts: 315
I think he meant a cheater bar to take it off and a torque wrench to tighten it with. Just the way I read it. That would be correct any way.

92 XJ sport 4.0L HO auto 231 Rustys 4.5"(gained 5") SA lift, ROR Adj TB, AR23 wheels, 33x12.50 MT Baja MTZs, doorless when sun shining
magnumcherokee is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 11-09-2008, 10:33 PM
COLDFEAR
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 234
i figured it was a given. maybe not?

95' GrandCherokee 5.2L V8
3" Pro Comp lift, 33"s, FlowMaster Super 40
COLDFEAR is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 11-09-2008, 10:47 PM
-Joe-
Registered User
 
-Joe-'s Avatar
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 4,634
a cheater bar is what you put on the breaker bar/socket wrench to give you more leverage.. Thats what confused people.. 2 different tools if you will.. IE.. You could use a cheater bar on a breaker bar to give you hellish leverage..

- Joe -

'95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo I6 4.0L
242TC - Extreme Engineering 2" Front Lift/1.75" Rear Lift - ES9000 Shocks + JKS BPEs
Moog Cargo Control Springs
Magnaflow Converter - Dynomax Muffler
235/75/15 AT Uniroyal Liberator Tires
-Joe- is offline  
post #11 of 19 Old 11-10-2008, 09:16 PM
anticrombie
Registered User
 
anticrombie's Avatar
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 3,027
Or use an impact gun, it's the easy way. Haha.
anticrombie is offline  
post #12 of 19 Old 11-11-2008, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
Bulldoggy
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 49
Ok guys i just got the hubs ordered and got the socket will be doing it friday.

The hubs do they come off easy or are they a pressed on job? EG will i be able to do it with my normal tools or will i need a press to get them off and on?

I understood what the first post meant was to use a breaker bar and torque them up so all will be good unless i need a press.

Cheers Guys

Dave
Bulldoggy is offline  
post #13 of 19 Old 11-11-2008, 09:03 PM
ajmorell
Registered User
 
ajmorell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Santa Fe
Posts: 7,144
If you are having difficulty separating the hub (usually an issue if it is corroded at all), thread back in one of the 3 bolts and use it to pound off the hub. I've used that method several times with no problems.
ajmorell is offline  
post #14 of 19 Old 11-11-2008, 09:23 PM
welchct
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hot Spring AR
Posts: 276
1 7/16" works too for thoes who wanted to know.

ORS
Off Road Specialties
welchct is offline  
post #15 of 19 Old 11-12-2008, 07:54 AM
BigDaveZJ
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmorell View Post
If you are having difficulty separating the hub (usually an issue if it is corroded at all), thread back in one of the 3 bolts and use it to pound off the hub. I've used that method several times with no problems.
If the hubs are going to be replaced, you can just pound the hell out of o the hubs too.

95 ZJ with lots of stuff
14 WK2
BigDaveZJ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
socket size front seal np231 zj95 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 07-12-2009 10:59 AM
socket size ? Nemo04660 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 3 06-21-2008 06:54 PM
WJ D44 Pinion Nut Socket Size? cheapjeep2x ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 7 06-12-2008 07:24 AM
Replacing the front pass. side CV half shaft. What size 12 point socket? Zoso ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 7 11-07-2007 11:49 AM
socket size Slamm36 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 13 06-01-2006 10:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome