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Old 03-08-2010, 10:42 AM
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torque on axle nut

i replaced my oem shafts with cardone ones yest....Does anyone know the correct torque needed for the axel nut? I used my buddies 1/2 breaker bar to tighten LATE last night and im worried i might have tightened it to much. worried about bearings.....

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The axle nut doesn't affect the bearings in our unitized design - not like older vehicles where you HAD to preload them accurately, then back off some specified amount, then put a cotter pin through the nut. But it's good to ask, and the answer is 103 ft-lbs. (at least for my 2004 shop manual.) I think we've researched this before (I KNOW we've researched it before) and some other years have different torques printed.
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The axle nut doesn't affect the bearings in our unitized design - not like older vehicles where you HAD to preload them accurately, then back off some specified amount, then put a cotter pin through the nut. But it's good to ask, and the answer is 103 ft-lbs. (at least for my 2004 shop manual.) I think we've researched this before (I KNOW we've researched it before) and some other years have different torques printed.
thanks bud....should of figured that out considering its a pinch nut without a pin....i prob have more than that on it(i didnt wrench on it but i gave it some) sure its not a problem right now though...just when i go to take it off which i hope isnt anytime soon as in there was zero oil just grease splatter everywhere, almost no grease left in boot
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axle nut removal

Hi Folks:
Can someone please recommend an approach and proper tools to remove the front axle nut off my 2004 Envoy XUV 4X4. It is obviously on tight and I dont want to damage anything. It is the last step in my wheel bearing replacement process. Thanks
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Long 1/2" drive breaker bar, 35mm socket. Remove the wheel centercap and loosen it with the wheel on the ground.

Edit: assuming the XUV has the same size nut
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All the platform variations have the same 35mm nut. Unless it's been replaced already, and the mechanic used a Cardone that comes with a 36mm (!) nut. I've replaced mine a couple of times, and just re-used the factory nut so I didn't have to buy another huge socket.

If your issue is the hub spinning, you're supposed to loosen the nut with the wheel on the ground to resist the rotation. If you're already jacked up with the wheel off, you can put a block of wood from the ground to a wheel stud, or put the vehicle in 4LO.
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Thanks

Greatly appreciate the advice gentlemen. I'll be shopping for the deep socket tomorrow. Take care.
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