Axle Nut Torque Specs

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  1. rjh1

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    2002 Monte Carlo Ls , axle nut torque spec ... also is there a pdf chart that any of you have for all the different vehicles ? also any clue as to why this car is eating pass side wheel bearings ? torque spec i found on line said 159 lbs torque which I do set with a torque wrench ? this is the 3rd in a year and a half ? Thanks.......
     
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    I get 118Frt/Lbs with a new axle shaft nut 160 is NM.

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    Here is what I see ? Monte Carlo 2003 - 2001 Front 159/215 front # is lbs and second is newton measure ?
     
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    My program gives me 159foot pounds/ 215 newton meters
     
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    Front Drive Shaft Nut 160 N.m (118 lb ft) ....Jim
     
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    Where did you get that Nick?....this is what mine shows...Jim
     
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    Three in a year and a half?

    Improper installation?

    Wrong torque spec?

    Cheap aftermarket product?
     
  8. nickb2

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    Kinda scratching my head here Jim cuz you usually have the ball when it comes to this, but mine gives to seperate places naming spec and both are the same, 159ftpd and 215nm. Here are the actual pics.

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    That is weird.....this is from my Alldata....Jim.........Installation Procedure

    Install the front wheel drive axle (1, 2) into the transaxle.
    Verify that the front wheel drive shaft retaining ring is properly seated:
    Grasp the inner housing and pull the inner housing outward. Do not pull on the front wheel drive axle shaft.
    The front wheel drive axle will remain in place when the front wheel drive shaft retaining ring is properly seated.
    Install the front wheel drive axle into the front wheel drive shaft bearing.
    Connect the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
    Connect the outer tie rod assembly to the steering knuckle.
    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.



    Install a new front wheel drive shaft nut. Insert a drift or a flat-bladed tool into the caliper and the rotor to prevent the rotor from turning.
    Tighten the nut to 160 Nm (118 ft. lbs.) .
    Install the stabilizer shaft link.
    Install the wheel and the tire.
    Lower the vehicle.
    Inspect the transaxle fluid level.
    Inspect the wheel alignment.


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    It wouldn't be the first time that tech data, even from a reputable source, was wrong.
     
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    Question. Whats is the seal clamp they refer to ?

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    Hey Ford dude....that's the cv boot clamp they are referring to....Jm
     
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    Knowing me, I would use the torque that was higher seeing the size of the nut and the fact that I rarely if ever torque those, I just impact the hell out if em, can't say I have had comebacks due to over tightening that nut, have had comebacks when that nut got loose though, bad bearings being most of em, had one comeback due to under-tightening with a knocking sound when going into reverse and then back into drive, knock again. Shaft was going back and forth in the spindle splines due to looseness. Fixed that comeback in the parking lot with a air hose and my impact gun, asked the apprentice to reverse and move forward,sound gone.
     
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    Some are torqued as high as 250 ft.-lbs, best I can do is to use an 18" breaker bar, put my foot about 15" from the socket and hit it with all my 200 pounds. It ain't going to rattle. But is torque the problem, is the nut coming loose so the CVJ is banging on the hub bearing every revolution of the wheel? Or is this a piece of Made in China crap where perhaps it was never even lubed correctly. Unfortunately, no way to check that, have to rely on faith.

    Or get a decent one.

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    Would have been cheaper if you replaced three already, to get an OE unit, really a lot cheaper if that bearing seizes causing you to run into a mall.

    Major job in changing these things, if you can remove the old one, is the clean up work involved, like to see bare metal and can't help but coating all the surfaces with anti-seize, just a thin painted on like finish. Surfaces must be flat. With torquing say between 120-160 ft.-lbs, is the nut actually turning? Did buy a 375 ft.-Lb electronic torque wrench back in the late 70's, damned electronics went to hell, company went out of business, so there I sat. Definitely prefer an analog wrench, when you hear that crack, don't know if its the wrench or what you are tightening breaking apart.
     
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    actually it is 2 , my error 1st one was the skf cheeper line , this last one was skf premium line 3 yr warr , so Is the torque 118 ftlbs torque on the nut I was going with 159 ?
     

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