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NorDel Garage 05-19-2017 11:59 AM

Jag rear Axel nut torque spec.
I am installing pin drive wheels today. I noticed that my left Axel nut is hand tight. If the cotter key was not there the wheel most likely would have exited
the car. So ,what is the torque setting on the Axel nut?

My old E-type shop manual says 140 lb.ft.. This rear is a little newer
but I would think that it will be close to that. If I don't hear back soon thats what I will torque it to.

Thanks, Ken

NorDel Garage 05-19-2017 01:06 PM

Now looking at the Axel nut, I wonder if it is only a tighten and back off for a wheel bearing preload. If thats the case then 140 lb. ft. is WAY to much.

suggestions? Ken

NorDel Garage 05-19-2017 01:38 PM

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here is a picture of the nut in question

spdbrake 05-19-2017 05:42 PM

This may help
Jags are listed as well...

Tom Wells 05-19-2017 06:00 PM


This reference might help: Setting the Hub Carrier axle bearings

You might want to check the end float in that hub after you tighten it. There may be a bit more work to do :eek:


NorDel Garage 05-19-2017 08:55 PM

Thanks Tom and the rest for your help. Ken

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