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Old 06-24-2019, 04:34 PM
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I seem to have some albeit small amount of play in my rear hub. I would like to turn the castle nut some and check its torque. Anyone know the size and torque poundage?

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Old 06-24-2019, 05:03 PM
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I seem to have some albeit small amount of play in my rear hub. I would like to turn the castle nut some and check its torque. Anyone know the size and torque poundage?

Phil
The rear hubs are allowed a small amount of play, I think .004 or so. The end float in the Jag hubs is not a product of the tightness of the castle nut, but is created with spacers. I'll try to double check the torque spec when I get a chance.

On second thought, I may have put the torque spec in my hub rebuild video. Check it out here . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n71TNpDULc&t=6s
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10-4. Mine seems like it has 1/4 inch of play in it when I pull on it which is more than the other side. Given that is there a shim that would tighten it up?

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Old 06-25-2019, 12:33 PM
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10-4. Mine seems like it has 1/4 inch of play in it when I pull on it which is more than the other side. Given that is there a shim that would tighten it up?

Phil
A quarter inch of hub end float is a huge, huge, huge amount. Are you sure that when you pull on the wheel you're not being fooled and it's really coming from the u-joints and fulcrum area and maybe the differential output shafts, maybe all added together? Setting the HEF is pretty straight forward, albeit a serious PITA. Shorty instructions can be found here: Setting the Hub Carrier axle bearings but I honestly don't think you have a quarter inch of HEF.
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Yes, I went back and looked and it appears that its not hub float but just U joint and fulcrum area. Put the tire back on and it appears ok.

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Yes, I went back and looked and it appears that its not hub float but just U joint and fulcrum area. Put the tire back on and it appears ok.

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Well I'm glad you didn't break out the impact gun and torque that hub bolt down to ehhhhh, a good 600 ft/lbs. Sometimes just leaving something alone is the best repair of all.
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