Spindle torque preload

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Spindle torque preload

Post by cooperl » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:08 pm

I installed new wheel bearings in the front, but after torquing the spindle nut it is pretty difficult to turn the spindle assemblies if I hold them in my hands. Is this normal? It seems like they should be pretty damn tight given the need for preload, just not sure how that should translate into "tightness".

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Re: Spindle torque preload

Post by merk23literturbo » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:12 pm

If you tightened them to the right torque spec, then you are good to go. Yes, they are tight when you do them but they loosen up after driving a little bit. You are supposed to replace the spindle nut every time due to the nylock inserts, from what I have heard.
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Re: Spindle torque preload

Post by CV12Steve » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:48 pm

Known more for their rotary valves, but these would be cool:

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