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Need some torque info

I need to know what to torque the spindle lock nut that holds the rear hub assembly on to. It the huge 1 1/4" nut. And on a side note this rear hub assembly has got to be one of the dumbest designs i have every come across on a vehicle. NEW INFO ADDED BELOW.
 

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RE:Need some torque info

The nut that secures the rear wheel spindle to the strut should be torqued to 85 Nm. I think this is the spindle lock nut you are referring to.
 

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RE:Need some torque info

Originally posted by: slockin
If you referring to the hub nut - it's 290Nm (from the Ford CD).

-Nick
I am assuming your talkin about Newton Meters but 290 is like 200 ft. pounds of torque. That seem like alot i have never had a vehicle that required that much torque needed for a spindle nut.
 

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RE: Need some torque info

Yes, Nm stands for Newton Meters. My Ford CD lists is at 290Nm or 214ft-lbs. It does seem like alot, but at least you know that it's on there securely. Maybe someone else can verify this?

Edit: Attached pic of torque settings

-Nick
 

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Damn Slockin you were right with the specs 214 ft. pounds. Just FYI for the rest of yall a torque wrench rated at 250 ft. pounds if damn expensive. I already had one rated to 150 but thanks to Ford for designing sucha weird setup and a few hundred of my hard earned bucks now i got a 250.
 
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