What size socket fits the axle nut?

ARES 12040 – 36MM Axle Nut Socket – 6 Point Socket – Extra Deep 1/2-Inch Drive Impact Socket for Easy Removal of Axle Shaft Nuts.

Which way do you turn axle nut to remove?

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What happens if you reuse axle nut?

The old nut will not hold the proper torque a second time. Don’t even think about “re-deforming” the old nut in your bench vise—it won’t work. New axle nuts cost about $3 and ball joint nuts usually less than $1. Your family’s safety is worth far more than that.

How tight do you tighten CV axle nut?

Can you overtighten a hub nut?

Avoid Overtightening – Use the Right Tool

Many technicians use an impact gun when installing an axle nut on a wheel hub bearing which not only overtightens the bearing but can also cause premature wear to the hub assembly. MOOG recommends using a torque wrench to tighten the axle nut accurately.

Can you over tighten a hub assembly?

Over-tightening can damage the lug nuts, wheels and hubs – and worse, result in a wheel-off situation.

Can you over torque a CV axle?

No. Over tightening won’t put more of a strain on the bearings in this sort of design. You should’ve torqued those nuts down quite a bit.

How much torque does an axle nut need?

Generally, jam nuts less than 2-5/8″ should be torqued to 200-300 lbf-ft; nuts 2-5/8″ and over should be torqued to 250-400 lbf-ft. See chart for exact torque specification. The final step is to use a dial indicator to verify the end play or free movement of the tire and wheel assembly along the spindle axis.

How tight should axles be?

How tight should my thru axle be? Typically, thru axles should be tightened to 12-15Nm (Newton Meters) of torque. This is just enough torque to secure the axle so it does not come loose while riding. You should never tighten your axle as tight as possible.

How important is axle nut torque?

It is important that you properly torque the spindle nut to ensure optimum bearing life. Under torque of an axle nut will allow excessive movement causing uneven loading and excessive wear.

Should you be able to wiggle a CV axle?

Your front CV axles should have a small amount of play in them. Very minimal movements of in, out, up, and down is normal for the inner joint as these flexes. However, if you notice some movements on the outer joints, there could be some potential fault or damage to your axles.

Can you put too much grease in a CV joint?

Too Much Grease

You never want to add too much grease to a CV joint. The CV joint can get hot due to internal friction and heat transferred from the brakes and engine. The heat can cause the grease and air inside the joint to expand. The pressure can cause the boot to be forced off the body of the joint.

Can hitting curb damage CV axle?

Hitting a curb hard enough can shift your axle and wheel shaft into the transmission. Even a slight jolt to the case can do harm. If you run over a curb and scrape the bottom of your car, it can even disconnect linkages and cables from the transmission case housing itself.

Is it OK just to replace one CV axle?

CV joints and boots can be replaced individually, but most professional technicians and even do-it-yourselfers prefer to replace the whole halfshaft assembly with a remanufactured shaft.

How many miles do CV axles last?

Constant Velocity Joint Replacement

Question: When do you need to replace a constant velocity joint? Answer: CV joints last from 70,000 to 130,000 miles, and over, but technicians recommend that they be inspected periodically.

Can CV axle fall out while driving?

If the boot that seals the CV joint is damaged, the grease will leak out and contamination will set in, eventually causing the joint to wear out and fail. A severely worn out CV joint can even disintegrate while you’re driving and make the car undrivable. You may lose control of the vehicle entirely.

Is it better to replace just the CV boot or the entire axle?

Many repair shops, though, will recommend replacing the entire axle if a boot is torn because there may be unseen damage to the CV joints, axle shafts and other parts that could result in other problems. Outer boots (the ones closest to a wheel) are more prone to tears than inner boots.

Do you need an alignment after replacing CV boot?

Yes, many of the points that control alignment are touched as you do an axle replacement.

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