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Old 12-08-2017, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by devildogae View Post
Yes indeed, but how do you get the bearing/hub back on the splines?
Just push it on, and once you can start the threads of the center bolt, you should be able to snug it down.

Both the big center nut, AND the bolts on the back of the carrier bearing are one time use and are supposed to be replaced.

FYI, the torque for the bolts on the back is 100nm. The center nut is 420nm (!!!) Also with the center nut, due to the massive torque you are supposed to put a little oil under the collar to lubricate it.

Speaking of special tools, how do you plan on torqueing the center nut? You're going to need a 3/4" torque wrench to do it right. There's also a workaround where you max out a 1/2" torque wrench at 250ft lbs, then follow up with an additional angle with a beaker bar, (90deg? I'm not sure on that rotation amount). FYI 420Nm = 309 Ft Lbs.....I've never seen a 1/2" torque wrench that goes up that high.
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